Cab Driver Accused Of Kidnapping, Attempted Rape

By Rachel Slavik, WCCO-TV

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — St. Paul Police arrested a 23-year-old taxi driver Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping and attempting to rape a passenger.

Abdikadir Mohamed is accused of attacking in 26-year-old woman as he drove her home early Sunday morning.

“This is a troubling, disturbing case,” said Andy Skoogman of the St. Paul police department.

Around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, the victim called a cab to pick her up from work in downtown St. Paul. Police say Mohamed used a common technique amongst taxi drivers.

“She ultimately did not call this cab company. She called a different cab. This guy was listening in and picked her up,” said Skoogman.

Police say the driver was Abdikadir Mohamed, a man not licensed to drive a taxi in St Paul.

The woman told police she asked if she could smoke in the cab and he said only if she moved to the front seat. After getting into the front of the cab, she said Mohamed started groping her and attempted to rape her. She said he physically stopped her from climbing into the backseat and locked the doors so she couldn’t get out of the vehicle.

She said she struggled with Mohamed and at one point, began punching him in the shoulder.

She told police Mohamed eventually pulled over and let her out about a block from her destination. After leaving the cab, she said she ran to a friend’s home.

“By all indications, she’s a very couragous woman,” said Skoogman.

Now, police are hoping others show the same courage. Skoogman said they have not ruled out the possibility that Mohamed has sexually assaulted other passengers. Police want any potential victims to call the Family and Sexual Violence Unit at 651-266-5660.

WCCO-TV tried to talk to the cab company that leased Mohamed his car, but they would not comment.

St. Paul Police said an easy way to tell if someone is a licensed taxi driver, they’ll have a sticker on the car and a placard inside the vehicle.

WCCO-TV’s Rachel Slavik Reports

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  • Dave

    So this is one of “them” who won’t allow alcohol in sealed bottles in his cab at the airport (because Allah says so) but kidnapping and raping women is acceptable. Interesting. I wonder what CAIR has to say?

    • MarkHT

      Yeah, but their prophet did have sexual relations with a nine year-old girl, so perhaps Allah condones that too.

      • Zak- Attack

        let me correct you mark its called being a husband and a wife not “sexual relations”

      • Nice

        MarkHT you are deaf, dumb, and blind. You are a ranting pig who has no purpose in life. Don’t affront the Prophet because there was no man like him. You are fornicator who is taking their frustrations on others. Go seek help.

      • ThothTheBuilder

        And Moses ordered his Armies to slaughter men women and children, only leaving behind the virgins to keep for themselves. What’s you point?

    • jabriil omar

      Anyone can claim to be raped now a days to sue the company for it. Rest assured, the truth will come out, because there will be deep investigation into this by checking her body and see if there’s any marks and also check both of there DNA to consult this claims if it was true or not…Media shouldn’t be believed all the time.. if she was really a victim, then i would say to punish and jail this criminal if not then God will take care of it…

    • John Carifidy

      That this ‘poor’ guy is the victim. CAIR is soooo predictable.

    • Nice

      what a dumb head!!!!!

    • I'd rather not say.

      This isn’t just @Dave. This is for everyone.
      This is very disappointing. Here are some of the most disturbing comments that I’ve found on here.

      For such a small percentage of our population the Somali people sure make a lot of news.
      December 11, 2010 at 3:18 am | Reply | Report comment
      Rlll, there are 70,000 in Minnesota alone!
      December 11, 2010 at 9:43 am | Reply | Report comment
      and not one of them worth a damn”

      “You know what I would like to see happen. get rid of all the colored people in America then we could see what a wonderful place America could be to live.”

      Isn’t Allah Akbar what they scream as they are shooting people and driving planes into buildings? I’ve never seen a muslim do a good deed for another and I’m sure I never will.”

      “justcuz he is somali they trying to humilate him he hasn’t done nothing i know him he is a good guy never been convicted of a crime. ppl are quick to judge and lock us all up meanning somali men minnesota is a cracker state”

      Everyone who posted these comments are just as guilty as the people they were attacking, whether they were attacking each other for being racist or attacking the taxi cab driver for the POTENTIAL crime he committed. I’m pretty young, but even I get worried when I see this kind of stuff. I haven’t seen blind hatred like this since middle school. It is irrelevant what race, religion, or country a person belongs to. When it comes right down to it, the only thing that matters is the quality of a person’s character. I hate how a bunch of these people attacked each other based on race and religion. Now, since most people attacked the Muslim religion I’m going to discuss why they’re wrong, but the Somali person that attacked white people is just as guilty as the white person that said to deport all people of any colored race. It’s unfair to label people as “Muslim terrorists” just because they are Muslim. The few Muslim terrorists that we have seen are radicals. By labeling every Muslim as a terrorist, you’re including the thousands that aren’t. I swear to you, you can find radicals in every religion. So, punish the few that are terrorist radicals and don’t victimize the rest that belong to the same religion. The beautiful thing about religion is that it can be interpreted in various ways depending on the individual. Just because a terrorist interpreted the Ji’ Had (sorry if this is incorrect spelling) as a scripture that dictates to kill those who don’t believe in Allah doesn’t mean that every Muslim believes that. In fact, most don’t. I’m friends with many Muslims that believe that it means that you need to extinguish any thoughts within your mind that might cause you to doubt Allah. And that, my friends, is a common theme within all religions; it’s just plain old ardent faith.
      Now, the race/religion that this taxi cab driver belongs to should NOT matter. Punish him, if he’s guilty, because he did something morally and legally wrong. However, avoid ignorance and don’t stereotype. I can’t tell you how many wars could’ve been prevented in the past if we did this…

  • Kevin

    Who let these terrorists into our country. Send them home.

    • mike jeez

      kevin, terroriist is not a single ethnic group but who ever does something criminal and am sure terrorist activities is happening right here in the USA and they all came from different kinds of people and they should be deal with, whether they are white, black, Hispanic, asian etc…

    • Nice

      You are so repetitive. I mean your statement is redundant how many times have I heard that. The last time I check the Native Americans were here first. We are all immigrants!!

  • Chris

    Yes, cause every person who appears to be Muslim is a terrorist. Gain some knowledge before you speak. You sound like fools. Where in this article does it state what religion this guy is? You are just being racist.

    • Dave

      Liberals are never wrong, foolish, or racist, are they Chris? Liberals are like little enlightened gods.

      • Ignorance must be bliss

        WOW, you have just proven Chris’s statement as correct. Where does it state that Chris is liberal? another accusation from an idiot that just points their finger and claims this is what it is with no information to back up the claim. Keep watching Glenn Beck.

  • jerry

    The Somali community here if full of these morons. They are bold, do not like America except for their own personal gain and should be sent back the second they step out of line

  • janna

    Wasnt it just a week or so ago that a SOMALI man with ties to MN tried to bomb a Christmas tree lighting out in Seattle or Portland? How many of these types of incidences do US citizens have to endure before our government admits it makes a mistake and sends these deviants back to where their behavior is acceptable!?!?!

  • brad

    you people need to grow up..they man didn’t do anythingg. groww up

    • Minnesota

      Maybe you should go back to school and learn how to spell ?

  • janna

    Brad – who didnt do what?

  • ashley

    i agree grow up..i thought americans were better then this.he is innconent

  • brad

    how can you rape someone while driving?

  • mark from

    Sharia Law, If your gay you get stoned to death, if your a female cover your face and shut your mouth. These clowns need to go!

    • Nice

      Mark you should educate yourself before you open your mouth. Apparently, you are corruption and misleading people. Whether the matter is true or not it has nothing to with religion

  • shukri

    peopel u need to grow up dont jump in sitution that u dont know anything about it.

    • mark from

      @shukri Last time I checked we have freedom of speech in this country. Please explain to us how that would work under Sharia Law. While your at it, please tell us what we don’t know! You seem to know more than we do.

  • janna

    “After getting into the front of the cab, she said Mohamed started groping her and attempted to rape her. She said he physically stopped her from climbing into the backseat and locked the doors so she couldn’t get out of the vehicle.

    She said she struggled with Mohamed”

    That is not rape, but that behavior is illegal.

  • Bruiser

    Couple of thoughts since none of us really know diddly.
    He picked her up at what time?
    He allegedly did this knowing full well he would be caught as sure as the sun will come up (someday anyway).

    He may be guilty as a skunk. He may be the victim of a fruitcake too.

    His cab so she knew whom he was. Hmmmmmmmmm

    • mark from

      @Bruiser What? how could you come up with that? Please base that on something. Women get rapped, sexually attacked all the time for no just reason. Most rapes are not even reported. It happens at all times 3am, 6pm, 1015pm, why would 3am give you a red flag?

  • mark from

    Just what I thought, your not related at all, your just a fool looking for attention.

    • minipax

      You’re confusing contractions and possessive pronouns all over the place. I feel like a REAL American would know how to properly use his country’s native language.

  • Deandre

    110% agree with shukri…
    for the rest get lost and go home idiots

    • mark from

      @Deandre or should I say shukri Stupid post, to bad your him.

  • deandre

    how would you know?
    she is…
    sometimes i wished i wasn’t american…
    and to let yall dumb americans know…GROW UP..
    yall hate muslims like yal hated US “african” americans

    • mark from

      @deandre Once again Stupid post, to bad your him.

  • shukri

    stupid mark why would i need attention for guy think before write

    • mark from

      @shukri and deandre, Well you type the same, your English is the same, and your sentence structure is the same.

  • shukri

    get lost stupid mark get life this aint life

    • Minnesota

      Yes I most definately love your country!!!

  • Ben

    Innocent until proven guilty.. or did congress already put a halt on that too?

  • shukri

    @ ben not yet …………………..

  • shukri

    @ mark have life dont be busy with this stution

  • dweezy

    justcuz he is somali they trying to humilate him he hasn’t done nothing i know him he is a good guy never been convicted of a crime. ppl are quick to judge and lock us all up meanning somali men minnesota is a cracker state

    • Ignorance must be bliss

      Nice job dweezy… You had a point and then completely killed it by being a racist just like the comments that you were saying were wrong. Why would you say “cracker state” after stating that people are quick to judge and call others names. Maybe EVERYONE should think before they talk (or type).

  • E.H.

    Maybe people should comment on what is important here, the fact the a girl was attacked in a cab and had to fight to get away. Regardless of what color or religion the man is, it is a serious situation. They are probably headlining this story to provide some other individuals about the incident. It very well could have been a man getting robbed than a woman getting attacked. Stop being so judgmental people, I know it’s hard but try and focus on the importance of the story

  • Jack

    Feel free to deport him back to Somolia.

  • me

    i just want to know who qualified being american and who r not

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