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Hero cabbie helps police nab suspect

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A Hagerstown cab driver is being credited with turning one of her customers into police.

Kathy Rhodes, the hero cabbie.

Police say the customer had just assaulted two women and tried to get a ride in Kathy Rhodes’ cab.

She says the story began when the suspect, Juan Rivera, demanded she drive him from Waynesboro, Pa., to a Hagerstown House. There, she says, he broke in - and she called 911.

Through a window, she could see him assaulting two women, she said.

After the alleged assault, he returned to her cab and, for more than 20 minutes, they drove around. A police dispatcher, however, was guiding her to a McDonald's, where police intercepted them.

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