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'He Stabbed Me': Worcester Cab Driver Describes Attack

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    Worcester Cab Driver Speaks Out After Being Stabbed

    A cab driver from Worcester, Massachusetts, is opening up about the robbery that nearly took his life.

    (Published Friday, April 20, 2018)

    A cab driver is speaking out after being stabbed in Worcester, Massachusetts.

    Inside his cab, Harvinder Dhillon showed off four stab wounds he received during a robbery while working Monday afternoon.

    "Three stitches here and three stitches here," Dhillon presented.

    He says he was parked on Gage Street, waiting for a passenger to pay his fare.

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    "He asked me if I have $100 change. I said, 'No, I don't have $100 change,'" he said. "Then I said, 'OK, give me money,' and then I put my hand in my pocket and then he stabbed me."

    The suspect was able to get away with just $20, leaving the two-and-a-half-inch folding knife in the back seat of the cab.

    Back in December, police say another person was robbed after picking up the suspect. That victim spotted Robert Rutledge entering Dhillon's cab, just minutes before Monday's attempted robbery.

    Rutledge was arrested at his home and charged with armed robbery with intent to murder, as well carjacking.

    "I still have a little bit of pain," Dhillon said. "I called the doctor because I need more medicine."

    Barely able to move his neck, Dhillon plans to take his blood-stained cab back out on the streets, still fearful for his life.

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    "I don't have any other choice," he said. "I don't have any other job."

    Robert Rutledge is being held with no bail. He's due back in Worcester District Court next Thursday.

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