In Bowie, MD, this crook sure came up with a neat way to get money.
He hails a cab and rides in it for a bit, and then he throws a flammable liquid on the driver and lights it. The driver jumps out and runs away, but the bad guy apparently forgot that many cabbies engage the door locks from up front to keep deadbeat passengers from bolting without paying. Guess who couldn't get out of the now burning cab?
Police: Man demands money, sets taxicab on fire, dies
Yep. Crispy crook and new Darwin Award nominee. Sometimes, justice just happens.