On June 27th, at approximately 3:30 AM, a taxi cab operator called 911 to report that his cab had just been stolen from the 1800 Block of Yale Avenue North. According to the driver, he had just picked up a fare near 5th Avenue and Stewart Street and had taken him to the 1800 Block of Yale Ave. N. Once he arrived at the location, the fare refused to get out of the cab. The driver then got out of cab to open the rear door to get him out. Instead of getting out, the fare locked the doors and hopped between the front seats and into the driver’s seat. He fled in the cab, leaving the driver behind.

The story continues on the SPD blotter.