Robber who beat cabbie sentenced to three years

Cabbie suffered numerous broken bones and had taxi stolen in May 2016

A man who beat a cab driver and stole his taxi in 2016 has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Daniel Roger Trout, 34, pleaded guilty to robbery in a Red Deer courtroom last week. Besides his prison sentence, he was ordered to pay $17,405 in restitution and is banned for life from owning firearms.

Blackfalds RCMP responded in the early-morning hours of May 23, 2016 to reports that an Alberta Gold cabbie had been beaten and left by the side of the road outside Red Deer by a fare, who then took off in his taxi.

A Red Deer cabbie for almost 30 years, the victim was taken to hospital and treated for multiple fractures, severe bruising and concussion.

The taxi was found abandoned in downtown Red Deer. Trout was arrested a few hours later and initially charged with robbery, aggravated assault and mischief.

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