An Omaha Happy Cab driver's day became somewhat less happy Saturday when he was assaulted and carjacked.

Ibrahm Dirie, 33, was using a vacuum cleaner at a carwash near West Broadway and 35th Street in Council Bluffs about 12:45 p.m. when a man punched him and took his taxi, police said.

The suspect, Ronald Vallq, 51, of Omaha drove away in the taxi van, police said. He was arrested in Omaha after a chase by police there.

Dirie was taken to a hospital with a minor injury, police said.

Emerson Clarridge

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