A 38-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to robbing two city cab drivers in the same day, the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

Dana Gatling called a cab shortly after midnight on April 8, 2010, and put the driver in a choke hold, threatening to kill her if she didn't hand over her cash, prosecutors said. He swiped the woman's $117 and fled on foot, carjacking another cab hours later and dragging the driver 20 feet as the man held on to his taxi.

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