Saturday, August 13, 2011

Man Skips Out On $15 Cab Fare But Forgets Backpack & Bong

Police: Man who tries to scam cab fare, leaves custom bong behind
Aug. 11, 2011

WILMETTE, Ill., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Police in Illinois said a man who fled a taxi cab without paying left items behind, including his ID and a bong for smoking marijuana.

Christopher Porter, 19, got into the taxi with a friend at 2:30 a.m. Aug. 4 in Winnetka and the other man was dropped off with the understanding that Porter would be paying the entire fare.

Porter decided to forego payment and fled the cab, leaving behind a backpack containing his ID, the bong, a time card bearing Porter's name and keys.

The cab driver turned the bag over to police, who used Porter's ID to track down his father. Investigators said Porter's father sent his son to the police station, where he was ticketed for possession of marijuana.

Porter paid the $15 cab fare plus a $5 tip and the driver declined to press charges.

All's well that ends well but no mention was made of the whereabouts of the bong. Did the cabbie get to keep it?

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