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March 9, 2018

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Uber Charges Drunk Man $1,635 for Ride

Kenny Bachman got drunk and made some poor choices. The New Jersey resident was partying in West Virginia and visiting a friend near the university campus.  However, he was so drunk he ordered an Uber driver to take him “home”. Remember, his home address on file with Uber is in New Jersey. When Bachman woke up two hours into the 300-mile trip, he had no idea who the driver was or where he was.  He did make it home with a total charge of $1,635.  He tried to dispute the charge with Uber but lost.  He did however give his driver a five star rating!

Trolley Driver Beaten – He asked for it!

Police say a Massachusetts trolley driver paid a man $2,000 to attack him while wearing a Halloween mask so that the driver could fraudulently collect workers’ compensation and disability insurance.  A Suffolk County grand indicted Thomas Lucey last week on charges of insurance fraud, workers’ compensation fraud, misleading a police investigation and perjury.  Lucey filed a report with his supervisors at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority saying a man pulled him out of his trolley shortly after midnight on Oct. 30, 2016, and punched him repeatedly. The attacker wore a mask and carried a plastic pumpkin. Authorities lifted fingerprints from the pumpkin left behind at the scene and found the attacker who reported Lucey paid him $2000 for the phony attack.

Man Steals Cop’s Car – Goes to Taco Bell

Connecticut police say Derrick Johnson, 21 from Waterbury, CT stole a police officer’s car and then used credit cards that were in the car to buy food at a Taco Bell and go shopping at Walmart. Johnson was charged Tuesday with multiple offenses, including burglary, second-degree larceny and identity theft.  Police recovered the car and identified Johnson using surveillance footage. Johnson is being held on a $25,000 bond. We wonder if he used the lights and siren.

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