Burglars' Downfall: Not Paying the Getaway Driver

No surprise: stiffed taxi driver called police
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2016 7:56 AM CST
Burglars' Downfall: Not Paying the Getaway Driver
A taxi cab in Mexico City.   (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Two alleged burglars essentially directed police to their apartment in New Jersey when they failed to pay their taxi driver, authorities say. Kenneth Burke, 46, and Timothy Foote, 38, took a taxi to a home in Deal on Friday, went inside, then emerged with a TV and liquor bottles, police tell the Philly Voice. The taxi driver then dropped the men at an apartment in Asbury Park, but they refused to pay, police say. When the driver alerted police, officers checked the home in Deal and found it had been burglarized, per NJ.com. Burke and Foote now face burglary, theft, and other charges, and are held on $20,000 bail. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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