A Chico man is behind bars after he allegedly tried to rob and pepper spray a cab driver. It happened around 2:30 a.m. this morning on E. 9th street near Linden street. Police say Eugene Kaspari, 29, was being dropped off when he pepper sprayed the cab driver and tried to take cash from him. Kaspari wasn't able to get any cash, but took off with the driver's cigarettes before running into a nearby apartment complex. He was later arrested for robbery and being under the influence of a controlled substance.