Cab passengers skip on downvalley fare
Dotsero, CO Colorado
DOTSERO, Colorado –A taxi driver picked up a couple of guys who were seeking a ride to Dotsero, outside a bar at Edwards. He warned them that the minimum cost of the ride would be $100. They indicated they would pay.
However, once at Doterso, the passengers instructed the driver to pull off on a dirt road behind the mobile home park, and to turn off his vehicle lights. He refused, and presented them with the $113 bill.
One man attempted to pay with a credit card, which was declined. The other fellow offered him $55.70. When advised that amount was not enough, the passenger argued that it was a “matter of principle.” Then both passengers jumped out of the taxi and ran off. The driver called the cops.
The cops quickly apprehended the suspects, who were both charged with theft.
• On Aug. 27, an Eagle County Sheriff’s deputy contacted Eagle Police to turn in several items he found scattered around a driveway located at The Bluffs subdivision. The items included a purse with a wallet inside, a computer bag with a Mac Book Pro inside and a grocery bag with various food items inside. About an hour after the items were turned in, the residence’s owner called police to report a theft. The woman was able to pick up her missing items from the police station.