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Take the taxi directly to jail

A 29-year-old Oliver man is facing charges after refusing to pay his cab fare.

Kelowna RCMP say the man was picked up in Lake Country and driven to Vernon on Wednesday, then returned later that same day where he refused to pay and fled the cab.

The suspect left items in the cab that belonged to him, and other property that is believed to be stolen. Those items were turned over to police.

Cst. Jesse O’Donaghey says the man later showed up at the Lake Country detachment, in another taxi, and in possession of more suspected stolen property, and was arrested.

It was not released why he went to the police station. 

The man faces possible criminal charges of Fraud, Obstructing a police officer and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000.

He was released from custody and will be in court on April 7, 2014.


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