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Makes no cents at all- Chicago Blackhawk Patrick Kane charged with robbery

This hockey player is going to pay a lot more than twenty cents for his attorney. From the Buffalo News-

Chicago Blackhawk right winger and South Buffalo native Patrick Kane and a relative face robbery and other charges after allegedly assaulting a cab driver and failing to pay their fare after getting a ride from Chippewa Street early this morning.

Kane, 20, and James M. Kane, 21, were arrested about 5 a.m. on Eastwood Place, according to Buffalo police reports.

The pair allegedly punched the cab driver and grabbed money they had handed him after he told them he didn’t have twenty cents in coins to give them their change, the report said.

Their fare was $13.80 and they handed the driver $15, according to a report.

The cab driver told police he was punched in the face and head, grabbed by the throat and had his glasses broken during the incident.

A torn $5 bill was found in James Kane’s pocket while in the Erie County Holding Center, the report said.

Buffalo Police Department spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge confirmed Patrick Kane and a relative were arrested after an incident involving a cab driver.

Both men were charged with second-degree robbery, a Class C felony, as well as fourth-degree criminal mischief and theft of services, both Class A misdemeanors.

I am betting alcohol is involved. Why would a well paid athlete need the use of a cab? That and the incident being all about twenty cents just seems to make the most sense.

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