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Police: Man tried to pay cab fare with pot

April 2, 2013 at 4:01 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, April 2 (UPI) -- Philadelphia police said they arrested a man accused of trying to pay a cab fare with marijuana while officers were standing nearby.

Sixth District Capt. Brian Korn told KYW-TV, Philadelphia, officers stopped at the side of a road Friday night in the Old Town neighborhood when they spotted a taxi cab double-parked, and the driver said a customer who owed $8 had left his phone behind as assurance that he would be right back with the money, Philly.com reported Tuesday.

Korn said officers were still standing nearby when the man, Michael Medvec, 23, returned to the scene, still without any cash.

"He just tries to slip him, out of view of the officers, you know, a bag of marijuana to pay for the fare," Korn said.

Medvec was charged with marijuana possession and released Saturday on his own recognizance.

Topics: Marijuana
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