A man accused of robbing a cab driver in Daytona Beach, Fla., might have gotten away if he hadn’t left his wallet in the taxi, according to cops. The unsuspecting cab driver, later identified as Marc Bruzzese, allowed the seat switch. During the ride, Smith reportedly asked the driver if business was good. Then, at the end of the ride, he reached over and tried to grab Bruzzese’s wallet and cellphone, the Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported.
Then, the cabbie found a wallet belonging to Smith on the floorboard. When deputies visited Smith’s house later that day, he wasn’t there, but they noticed him drive by, so they followed him until he stopped at a nearby parking lot and observed him shoving his girlfriend out of the passenger seat, the Daytona News Journal reported. Smith was then charged with attempted robbery, battery, petty theft and driving with a suspended license.