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Boardman woman slaps taxi driver, threatens his life after credit card declined

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A Boardman woman is behind bars after police said she threatened to "shoot" her taxi driver while on her way home early Monday morning.

The taxi driver told police he had driven 25-year-old Tianna Shannon to the 400 block of Rockdale Avenue around 2:30 am.

He said she tried to pay for the $25.75 fare with a credit card, but it was declined, according to the police report.

Police said when the card was declined, Shannon slapped the taxi driver in the back of the head and yelled, "Then you ain't getting nothing!"

Shannon then got out of the cab and when the driver yelled at her to pay the fare, she yelled back, "If you get out of the car and try to follow me, I'll shoot you!," according to the report.

The taxi driver also told police that they stopped at the McDonald's drive-thru on Fifth Avenue prior to her being dropped off and she had paid cash for the food, police said.

Later that morning just before 7 am, police said Shannon called the taxi company a second time looking for another ride in the London Square parking lot.

Police said Shannon admitted to threatening to shoot her driver, but denied slapping him in the head. 

Shannon then saw her taxi driver and started yelling at him through the back window of the cruiser, saying "I shoulda shot your f*****g a**," according to the report.

These statements and others went on for a few minutes, police saying they witnessed it all. 

Police said Shannon then started kicking the window with both feet.

She is charged with aggravated menacing, intimidation and robbery. 

Shannon was arraigned Tuesday and has a hearing set for next week.

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