Cops Nab NHL Player in Cabbie Beating

Blackhawks' Cane accused of pummeling Buffalo driver over 20¢
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2009 6:23 PM CDT
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Wednesday, May 27, 2009.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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(Newser) – Buffalo police arrested Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane today for allegedly beating a cabbie who refused to give him change, the Buffalo News reports. Kane, 20, and his cousin James Kane, 21, are facing second-degree robbery and two misdemeanor charges in the incident. The 62-year-old cabbie told police that the pair punched him, grabbed his throat, and broke his glasses for not having 20¢ in change.