Midshipman Gabriel Voumard Accused of Assaulting Cab Driver With Butter Knife

View Comments ()



    Gabriel Voumard

    A 22-year-old midshipman is accused of attacking a cab driver with a butter knife after failing to pay his fare in Annapolis early Sunday morning.

    According to police, Gabriel M. Voumard and a friend were picked up from a bar on West Street and taken to a home on Bay Head Road. The two didn't have any cash or credit cards, so Voumard's friend went inside the home to look for money while Voumard waited outside.

    The man came back with less money than was owed to the cab driver, and the two men ran back inside the house. Police say a woman then came out and told the cab driver they would return with more money.

    Voumard then came out, and ran "aggressively toward [the cab driver]" with a knife, and "proceeded to raise [it next to the right side of his head pointing it in the victim's direction."

    The cab driver then ran back to his car, and when police arrived, they noticed Voumard was "extremely intoxicated." He was arrested and charged with first degree assault, second degree assault and reckless endangerment.

    Naval Academy officials confirmed Voumard was a junior and has been suspended indefinitely from the school's lacrosse team pending the outcome of the investigation.