Man arrested after attempting to carjack Uber driver

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- A man is behind bars after police say he attempted to carjack an Uber driver.

Police say 26-year-old Militoni Fonua approached the driver waiting for a customer Sunday morning near 870 North 900 West. 

Fonua reportedly attempted to force the driver out of the vehicle, but the Uber driver was able to fight back. Fonua took off with the driver's cell phone.

" [He] then returned a short time later and threw the phone at [the Uber driver]," a police report said.

Officers located Fonua a short time later. As they were placing him in the back of the squad car police say he kicked an officer.

Fonue was booked on charges of robbery, assault, and assault by a prisoner.

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