Terry Smith, 42, got into a taxi in
The 49-year-old cabbie allowed the switch.
Once in the front seat Smith, then asked the driver if he had been busy and making a lot of money. Then, as Smith opened up his door as if to exit the cab, he suddenly reached over and tried to grab the cabbie's wallet and cellphone from his pockets, according to the release.
The cabbie managed to hold onto to his phone and money. Frustrated, Smith smacked the driver across the face twice and fled without paying his $40 fare, according to the report.
Later the cabbie found Smith's wallet on the passenger side floorboard and turned it over to deputies, who used the ID inside to find Smith's home.
When a deputy visited Smith's
Unfortunately for Smith, deputies said he was driving with a suspended driver license.