BRB: Student tries to ride-and-dash on $20 tab

Campus Police settles a dispute over cab fare. (Lianna Lazur / Staff Photographer)

A female student requested a taxi service on Thursday, Oct. 25 around 11:50 p.m., from the Sun National Center in Trenton to I Street, behind Wolfe Hall. She racked up a fare of $20 but told the cab driver she did not have money on her, police said. She said she would run up to her room and return with the due amount.

After waiting about 10 minutes for the girl to return, the cab driver called the contact number the girl had left with him, according to police. He tried several times to call the number, and eventually reported the theft to Campus Police. The driver said he would not file charges against the student and only wanted the $20 owed to him. According to police, the girl said she did not have any money and would borrow it from a friend. Around 1 a.m. she returned with the payment for the cab driver.

The tire of a 2005 Hyundai Elantra was slashed sometime between Sunday at 3 p.m. and Monday at 11 a.m., according to police. The victim of the tire-slashing parked his car in the second level of Lot 9 on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and when he returned the next day, his tire had been ruined. He reported the incident to campus police and changed his tire.

An “unsecured and unattended” white iPhone 5 was stolen from the College soccer field on Saturday, Oct. 27 between 12 and 1 p.m. The owner called his carrier, Sprint, but they were unable to provide a GPS location of the phone. There are no suspects on the theft. The phone is valued at $216.