Knife-weilding man threatens taxi driver
July 3, 2008 · Updated 12:43 PM
"A 23-year-old Oak Harbor man accused of threatening a taxi driver with a pocket knife is facing a felony assault charge.Garbriel Sullivan was charged with second-degree assault with a deadly weapon July 19 in Island County Superior Court. The charge carries a standard range of three to nine months plus a mandatory year in prison for the deadly weapon enhancement.According to the affidavit of probable cause written by Oak Harbor Police Officer William Wilke, the 39-year-old taxi driver told police that Sullivan was in the taxi and asked to stop at Market Place Foods in Oak Harbor.Sullivan got mad after the driver took the second instead of the first exit into the grocery store parking lot. After the driver asked for the $3.40 fare, Sullivan got out of the cab and allegedly threatened the driver with a knife.After the driver sprayed Sullivan with pepper spray, Sullivan allegedly held the knife like he was going to throw it and threatened to stick the driver. Wilke arrested Sullivan and found a knife with a four-inch blade hidden underneath his belt buckle."