Man stiffs taxi driver for $600 fare after 220-mile trip
By Justin Sullivan
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A man who took a 220-mile taxi ride to Omaha has been accused of refusing to pay the driver the nearly $600 fare.
The Omaha World-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1vABkRO ) a 58-year-old Yellow Cab driver submitted a report to the Omaha Police Department saying the 30-year-old man didn't pay his $599.97 fare after the trip from Kansas City, Missouri, to Omaha. Their names haven't been released.
The driver tells police the man submitted credit card information when the ride was booked online, but the transaction failed. He says the passenger just laughed when he called him seeking more information.
The driver says during the trip, the passenger claimed to be hiding from Kansas City gang members. He says the passenger mentioned intentions to go to Seattle and continue on to Alaska.
Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com