Two Men Charged With Taxi Jacking in Charlestown

Police chased two men who allegedly used a pellet gun to threaten a taxi driver.

Police arrested two men in Charlestown Sunday night after they allegedly assaulted a taxi driver with a pellet gun, stole his vehicle and fled the scene.

Officers responded to a report of a taxi being robbed near the intersection of Rutherford Avenue and Wellington Street around 6 p.m. Sunday night, according to Boston police.

The driver told police that one of the men, Shawn Hickey, 40 of Boston, pointed a gun at him and demanded money. Then, the driver said, he and the suspects got out of the taxi and a fight broke out.

During the fight, the driver said, Hickey shot him twice with pellets before jumping into the cab.

Police report that Hickey drove a short distance down Devens Street and struck two parked cars along the way. Hickey left the car and fled on foot, but not before retrieving a floral arrangement from the back of the car.

Meanwhile, the other man, Brian Cunneen, 21 of Lowell, fled the scene on foot.

Officers responding to the scene chased the suspects until catching both. Along the way, police reported that Hickey and Cunneen discarded a number of items, including a black-colored pellet gun.

Once the suspects were apprehended, police charged Hickey with armed carjacking, armed robbery, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (pellet gun) and leaving the scene after causing property damage.

Police charged Cunneen with armed carjacking and armed robbery.

johnny hickey May 15, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Again I was in Disney with my kid I'm such a loser.....lmao. Keep it cmn Brian I'll give you a job on the web.
Billy Prescott May 15, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Stick together? Like your "star" BB did? Or all the people you met only to frame?
Jimmy G. May 15, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out!!
Genna Hickey May 15, 2012 at 08:13 PM
I would really appreciate it if you would stop mentioning my father's name on any blogs, papers, or other articles. This is the second time(that i know of) that youve written something about him, My dads doing really well, he works hard, minds his own business and wants to be left alone. thnak you, genna hickey
Jimmy G. May 15, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Cab driver allegedly assaulted in Charlestown http://bit.ly/JD69Ky
Not a Townie May 15, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Genna I assume that was meant for John, right.
giggie peterson May 15, 2012 at 10:01 PM
john, its giggie. your a no good piece of shit RAT!! your whole story is a bunch of lies.. how was is it setting up those 3 kids from Glouster?.. while you were with the ATF .. you should have died when they threw you off the Quaries .. why didnt you put in the movie the REAL reason they threw you off ?????
cheryl doyle May 15, 2012 at 10:14 PM
John stop name dropping your family, look-your own blood called you out and asked you to stop speaking about her father...you're not from ctown, no one likes you here. you stole other peoples stories and called them your own and wrote a fictional movie based on NOTHING you've ever participated in.
Not a Townie May 15, 2012 at 10:44 PM
I am on your side Sandy. What Cheryl posted is not an opinion but FACT!
Joey BagaDoughnuts May 16, 2012 at 12:31 AM
all you people are fake, give it up. the whole charlestown thing is a "has been"... a dead (not dieing) bread... Shawn is a crack head junkie.. or is it heroin now shawn? coward... make your way back to wally work to suck penis for cigeretts again. the the movie maker joker kid that never even hung out on the streets of ctown.. rest ya neck pilgrim!!
Brian Kelly May 16, 2012 at 01:31 AM
 Well john hickey there's a word called Karma and when it comes it comes with a vengeance looks like it started What were you saying about your good,respectable,hard working family? I need to keep one eye open? Well by the looks of it you are one again alone and you will do what you do best run, rob and prey on the weak and the addicted because you found out early on that they would be your ONLY captured audience and AGAIN that's taking advantage of these people and their sickness to sell a movie. Those are THE ONLY people renting it, if they only new the fraud John Hickey made money on they're weakness. Instead of coming clean and being a man and I'm sure some people would of gave u the benefit of the doubt, you decieded to screw EVERY SINGLE PERSON  ( even the investors cut you off ) involved with the movie which BTW COULD HAVE BEEN good for everyone that "donated" their time. All so John Hickey could get to the top at everyone else's expense. So WHO YOU GONNA GET AFTER ME SON?  In fact John I'll help you out ok? Imma gonna leave a dime on the bench down Eden St Park. You call as many family and friends with it to help you out to find me Ok? and I will sleep with one eye open just for you. And how dare u talk about what it means to be a Townie , how would u know u NEVER WERE but it sounds good to people who don't know you right John? I would love to be a fly on the wall just to hear the bullshit stories you bamboozle people with they must think your Jason Bourne!! haha
Jason P. May 16, 2012 at 02:26 AM
First off how did let a blog about Shawn turn into the Johnny Hickey hate blog idiot's , you sure know how to feed someones ego you seem to be trying to break this whole page is an Oxymoron at best. I really can't believe I'm about to feed into this trash page but I feel some with more than one brain-cell has to. 1. John Hickey is a Townie I remember him with his little brother he seemed to be a good kid smart and not dirty project kid even though he was. 2. He disappeared for some time til I ran into him in Billerica Jail him and Davey Matson were best of buds and cell mates holding it down for any Townie that came in strung out, then with my own two eyes I seen John punch some kids face off (literally) for messing with a younger Townie I won't mention his name God rest his soul. John lost his parole and got shipped out for that. 3. He did work with the Feds and he admits it with his head held high I asked him why and said the game is and never will be what it was, he never shit in his own-back yard, so at least he has the balls to admit it and he's definitely not in WITSEC cuz seen him at a bar in Boston two weeks ago with a Shawn Hickey and some other guys so? I always believe there is two sides to every story and any-one who comments uglyness one event they were not there for is a complete clown. You all know so much about him but he's not from Charlestown LOL.
Jason P. May 16, 2012 at 02:26 AM
4. John I know you I don't agree with everything as you know that you have done but in my eyes and experience with seeing you as kid, inmate and where your at now in life don't respond to these bottom feeders. JOKE.... 5.Brian Kelly you my friend might as well ask for his fucking autograph you fucking paper gangster I'll pick up that dime and see you coming down those 2 stepsHate I just call it how I see it and his movie is Bad Ass seems you all know that. chicka how ya doingz! and howz ya bunny.
Jason P. May 16, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Gigi Really LMAO you can afford a computer?
Jason P. May 16, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Hope Shawn beats the case and stabs all of ya.....wishful thinking!
Jason P. May 16, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Ha J, thanx you know how I stand..... I love it!
Kerri May 16, 2012 at 12:14 PM
This is comical, please dont stop!
Brian Kelly May 16, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Hey Jason P come on really Hickey ? You stupid fuck u think I can't read through the lines ? You are john hickey ONCE AGAIN been a fraud OF YOURSELF this time!!! It just doesn't get better than this people. You did this in the Phoenix article you came on under a different name!! You are a fraud even to yourself. You have to think up new lines Hickey !! Bottom feeders? That's your line son you've used it MANY times. Feeling just A LITTLE BIT GUILTY? I hope it eats away at you for the rest of your life. That my friend is the epitome of KARMA!! Scumbag fraud deadbeat dad.
John Riley May 16, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Brian, Gigi and all the rest. I just want to say sorry !!!. I have seen the errors of my way. I should not have lived on my Knees to try and be Famous...I am sorry Even my movie release in Revere was Fake Poor Scali had to buy the theater for them to even show it. I ratted out anyone who ever new me and Yes Gigi you are right they throw me off the Quarries cause i was hitting on a guys girl it had nothing to do with drugs or me as a tough guy. I never ran nothing in c-town I was just the little kid in the corner taking notes for the feds pissing my paints... I owe you all a big and heart felt SORRY!!!!!!
Joey BagaDoughnuts May 16, 2012 at 05:15 PM
OK lets get this over with... 12noon tomorrow at the box on the corner if Eden. John, you bring the feds and a tape recorder. Brian, you bring a friend cause, well ... your gonna need help crossing the street. Everyone else can bring the popcorn and cell phones. cause its gonna be silly.. ha ha. I'll bring the prescriptions in case anyone wants to STOP PRETENDING!!!!!.
John Riley May 16, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Hey Joey Is that in Charlestown?? see never really been there filmed some clips under the bridge for my whole movie that's all... But until tomorrow can i grab some scripts from ya...its tough hawking DVDs to get high on facebook!!!! You think they would just send me the money I Promise ill mail them the DVD.. You can trust me!!!!! wink wink..
Sandra Hennessey May 16, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Wow,,,,,,,,just wow
Sandra Hennessey May 16, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Like I wrote in the Herald,,,,,,,What Shawn did wasnt ok ,,,,,,,but he does have a mom,dad,sister,nephews,uncles,aunts,and a grandmother and family that do not need to see or read any of this.They do not deserve it.And when I say family I am not talking about John Hickey.I mean the family that knew him before he had a drug problem and has nothing to do with rats,or a movie,and are not junkies.I think his "family" has been through enough the past few days.
Joseph May 16, 2012 at 07:21 PM
They're all adults. A very simple solution. Don't read the comments.
Kristin Couture May 17, 2012 at 02:00 AM
This is so sad. Sandra how did this get so bad? People have so much to say but let them see shawn with his nephews crawling all over him kissin him huggin him. Or outside in the front yard playin t ball with his god son and nephew. I may not have known shawn a that long or even that well, but from what ive heard hes a different person. And all this is alleged, it has to go to trial so everyone should can it cus shawn could come home tomorrow and then who knows right. I just think its sad everyone is sittin around laughin at the use of a pellet gun. Would you rather a real gun have been used and people seriously hurt, that wouldve made him tougher made him more respectful and more of a man, right? Well of thats what you think then lets see you do it, big talk big mouth but i dont see any big walkin just a bunch of pussies hiding behind a computer screen. And john your movie kicked ass. Your family and i love you. Call me tomorrow i need to talk to you about some stuff. Shawnie i love you, come home soon.
quinn hennessy May 17, 2012 at 05:15 PM
love when you guys run your mouths but dont leave your name
cheryl doyle May 29, 2012 at 09:16 PM
http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120529/NEWS03/120529876&template=mobileart real good guy though right?
Manchvegas May 30, 2012 at 06:27 PM
yeah johnny hickey got arrested in manch NH over the weekend at the bar during a beer promo...... guessing we won't be seeing a sequel anytime in the next few decades imo
Danny diatchenco January 15, 2013 at 02:06 AM
And sorry wheather anyone admits it or not,if you watched it 99.9% chance you're prob an addict like me.
bobby hickey February 15, 2013 at 09:13 PM
Hmmmmm funny wonder if he is out on bail big movie star director business man I'm no movie director but common sense would tell me not to put a movie based in charlestown out the same month as the town came out n expect to make money off my friends I met in p.c blocks although he was transferred to a lot of jails from pc to pc until hr hit the farm in lawrence n decided to escape right before the paperwork came in


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