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A carjacked cab was crashed into a supermarket on Broad Avenue in Leonia, NJ. (MyFoxNY) A carjacked cab was crashed into a supermarket on Broad Avenue in Leonia, NJ. (MyFoxNY)
Brian Ambrose, 40, is accused of carjacking a cab on Manhattan's West Side. Brian Ambrose, 40, is accused of carjacking a cab on Manhattan's West Side.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A man carjacked a taxi cab in New York City before crashing the vehicle in Leonia, New Jersey, said police.

Brian Ambrose, 40, is accused of punching the cabbie in the face and dragging him out before stealing the taxi at Eighth Avenue and West 23rd Street at about 7:20 a.m.

"A female in the backseat noticed something was wrong with the man and she jumped out. The carjacker went north on the West Side Highway," said Leonia Police Lt. Thomas Rowe.

After crossing the George Washington Bridge into Palisades Park and Leonia, the driver jumped a sidewalk on Broad Avenue and crashed into a supermarket and traffic signal.

The GPS location from the cab was provided to police by the Taxi and Limousine Commission and pinpointed the driver's location to Broad Avenue and Crescent Street.

Amrbose attempted to flee on foot but was tackled by officers and arrested, said Lowe.

Two Palisades Park police officers suffered minor injures.

A sergeant with the Leonia Police Dept. was injured while processing Ambrose after he allegedly head-butted the officer, said Lowe.

 

 

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