A night out on the town ended with an “extremely intoxicated” Naval Academy midshipman allegedly threatening a cab driver with a butter knife when he couldn’t afford to pay his fare, according to the Anne Arundel County Police Department.
Officers were called to the 1400 block of Bay Head Road in Annapolis about 2:20 a.m. Sunday for a report of an assault.
The 40-year-old cab driver from Annapolis works for La Union Taxi Cab Co. He told police he picked up two fares from a bar on West Street in Annapolis and drove them to the 1400 block of Bay Head Road. When the cabbie told the two passengers what the trip cost, they reportedly said they did not have a credit card and had to get cash from inside the residence.
The cab driver said one of the passengers, later identified as Gabriel Marc Voumard, 22, a midshipman from the Naval Academy, waited in the vehicle while the other person went inside.
The second passenger returned to the cab with less money than they owed, police said. At that point the two passengers reportedly ran inside the house. The taxi driver told police a woman then came out and told him that the passengers were coming with more money.
Police say that Voumard returned with a knife, ran toward the driver standing in the driveway, and raised the knife while pointing it in the victim’s direction. The cab driver hopped back in his vehicle, while Voumard reportedly dropped the knife on the ground outside the taxi and then went back inside the residence.
Officers saw a silver butter knife on top of the taxi and said that Voumard was “extremely intoxicated.”
Voumard, of 985 Shirley Ave. in Cape May, NJ, was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.