Daily Planet Staff
A carjack was the weapon of choice in a downtown confrontation between two taxi drivers Thursday night.
The incident occurred just after 10 p.m. at Constitution Square in the 2100 block of Shattuck Avenue, where taxis frequently wait for customers. According to Berkeley Police Lt. Bob Maloney, the two drivers got into a fight over a customer, and one of the drivers pulled out a carjack.
The driver could have been charged with brandishing – because of the threatening manner in which he displayed the carjack – and disturbing the peace. But the other driver, when he reported the incident to police, simply requested that officers talk to the man and ask him to never do it again.