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2 Charged with Beating Cabbie

Police: pair attacked 56-year-old driver after refusing to pay fare

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    Two men face felony charges for allegedly beating and robbing a female cab driver, Chicago Breaking News reported.

    Sung Won Chung, 22, and Alexander Choi, 19, were each ordered held on $125,000 bond. They are charged with felony aggravated robbery and aggravated battery of a taxi driver, according to the report.

    Police say Chung and Choi refused to pay their fare around 2 a.m., then fought with the taxi driver, pulling her to the ground while punching and kicking her.

    A witness pointed police to a nearby building, where they found Chung and Choi in a stairwell.

    Neither student has a record. Chung, who is a South Korean native, has asked that the country's consulate be called.