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Falls Police Blotter: Grand Theft Taxi; Sticky Fingers; and Sleepy Drunkard

The following was culled from Cuyahoga Falls police reports dated Aug. 10-11. It does not indicate a conviction.

A man decided to play taxi driver early Saturday morning when he jumped into a cabbie’s minivan and sped away on Front Street. Fortunately, the cab was found on the corner of 2nd Street and Hudson Avenue. The cabbie’s GPS was stolen, but the van was in tact. 

Sticky fingers

Two men and a woman went on a five-finger thieving spree Saturday evening at . The trio nabbed several high-end camera lenses, concealed them and fled the store. There are no suspects or leads. Total loss: $2,400.

Stuck with the tab

A 3rd Street resident called police on Friday evening to report someone had opened a Verizon wireless account in her name. There is a suspect and the woman wants to prosecute. Total loss: $2,800.

Local drunkard takes a nap

A highly intoxicated man trudged along the 2100 block of State Road and thought it a good idea to pass out in a lot adjacent to on Saturday night. Police officers found him a short while later, pulled him off the pavement and took him to detox.

PaultheCabDriver August 14, 2012 at 02:13 PM
On the story of the cab driver, I had a taxi stolen from me about ten years ago. I was not so lucky. The thief wrecked my cab. Of course, my thief was a little more creative. He went around to a local grocery store, found someone waiting for a taxi, helped her load the groceries and started taking her home. In the middle of the ride, he pulled a gun on her, told her to get out, and made off with her groceries and her wallet. Eventually the thief was caught. He stole a FedEx truck, led cops on a high speed chase which ended with him getting shot. I think he might be finishing his sentence about now... Ah memories!!! Good luck to the driver of the cab, and thank God he is safe.
John Deike August 14, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Wow, quite a story, Paul. Thanks for sharing. Regarding the FedEx truck, probably not the best vehicle to choose if you're trying to make a fast, discrete getaway.
Dale Ferrell August 17, 2012 at 03:46 PM
I truly miss the falls, and reading the blotter. This made me think back to my days as a cabbie at the Falls cab company.
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