William Cross, 19. (Source: Vanderburgh County Jail)
An Evansville man is in jail on Sunday night after authorities say he nearly robbed a cab driver at knife point.
Officials say it happened near the Burger King on Main Street.
The cab driver told police the suspect, 19-year-old William Cross, put a knife to his throat and demanded money. Police say the driver grabbed the knife and hit the accelerator, throwing Cross off balance.
Police say the cab driver then went to the Bookmart on Main Street, but Cross ran away.
Officers were able to catch up to cross and he was taken to jail.