Man dressed in drag arrested for robbing cabbie

Deshawn Burnett, 20 (Source: NOPD)
Deshawn Burnett, 20 (Source: NOPD)

A man dressed like a woman was arrested for armed robbery after he allegedly held up a cab driver.

New Orleans police say the incident happened in the 4500 block of Macarthur Blvd. on Sunday.

Officers say Deshawn Burnett, 20, used a gun to hold up the victim. It is unclear what Burnett is accused of stealing or if he was in the cab driver's car.

When police arrested the suspect, they say he was in possession of a gun and other property that possibly belongs to the cab driver.

Burnett faces charges of armed robbery, illegal carrying of a weapon and several other attachments.

His bond has not been set.

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