Onslow County deputies are on the search for a man who robbed a cab driver at gunpoint, and then stuffed her into the trunk.
The woman is okay, deputies say because she was smart enough to have her cell phone with her when the gunman put her into the trunk. She called authorities with her last location. Deputies say once the gunman spotted them he stopped the cab, fired one shot at them and took off running.
Deputies say it started around 2:30 a.m. Sunday when the cabbie picked up the fare in the Northwoods Shopping Center. The man asked her to take him to Jim Blake Road, but on the way he put a gun to her head and said it was a robbery.
The cab driver told authorities the man forced her to stop near Briarneck Road and Jim Blake Road. After putting her in the trunk, the gunman drove down the gravel road, and that's when she called on her cell phone for help.
Tracking dogs weren't able to find the gunman and authorities have released a composite photo of what he looks like. He is described as a black man, between 30 and 35 years old, 5"7 to 5'9" in height, weighing 250-270 pounds. The gunman was wearing a black or dark hoody, and had a grey plaid jacket over the hoody and wore black leather gloves.
Anyone who knows who the gunman is should contact the Onslow County Sheriff's Office.