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Police say a passenger set a taxicab on fire during a robbery attempt and died in the blaze.

The passenger has been identified as 30-year-old Jacqueline Renee Savoy of Lothian, Md.

"He's drinking the spirit," the driver said.



The victims says Savoy, drinking and smoking in the back seat, first hedged and then became angered about a $34 fare.

The driver explained the passenger then grabbed him from behind in a headlock, hissing 'Give me your money', and then deliberately set the cab on fire after dousing the back seat area with alcohol."He is starting to put down the spirit, and he lit it... the liquor," recalled the driver.

The driver with his hair in flames escaped the vehicle, but Savoy did not. Now recovering at home, his head shaved, he appeared shaken, but glad to be alive. He told ABC7 what happened won't stop him from getting behind the wheel of a cab again.

"Now, I'm okay," he said. "God has given me a goodly chance. He gave me a miracle for my life."


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Added: Aug-20-2012 Occurred On: Aug-20-2012
By: stirgy
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Tags: cabbie, fire, death, robbery, liquor, burned, head, hot hot hot,
Location: Largo, Maryland, United States (load item map)
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