Guy's 300-Mile Cab Ride to See Fiancee Doesn't End Well

It might've been sweet if he had the $749 fare
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 1, 2015 1:27 PM CDT
Guy's 300-Mile Cab Ride to See Fiance Doesn't End Well
In this Feb. 9, 2015 file photo, taxi cabs line the street outside the State House in Trenton, N.J.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Police say a man who took a 300-mile cab ride across Pennsylvania to surprise his fiancee has been jailed because he couldn't pay the $749 fare. Police say 35-year-old New York City resident John Williams Jr. took the taxi from Philadelphia to Uniontown with his children early Saturday. But when they arrived, authorities say, Williams refused to pay the bill, and the cab driver called police. Police say Williams told them he didn't have cash and "his credit card was maxed out for the day."

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Williams has since been charged with theft of services. He was jailed on $2,500 bail to await a preliminary hearing July 7. The paper adds Williams' children were left with an unidentified woman who lives at the home where Williams had asked the cab driver to drop him off. She told police that Williams' visit was unexpected. (Read more taxi cabs stories.)

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