Hoboken Female Charged After Taxi Cab Dispute

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HOBOKEN – A female from Hoboken was given a summons in lieu of arrest after not paying her cab fare and causing public inconvenience late Thursday night, said Srgt. Cruz, Hoboken.

On February 5, 2015, at around 10:17 p.m. police were called to Clinton St. on report of a taxi cab dispute. When they arrived the cab driver told them he picked the female up in New York for a cab ride to Hoboken and upon arriving, she could not pay the $76.30 fare because she “left her wallet at her friends house”, officials said. She grew agitated when the driver told her that he called the police, Srgt. Cruz said.

Officers Keith Rotondi and Joseph Lucignano spoke with the female, who exhibited tumultuous behavior especially when she could not get in touch with a friend to cover the fare. She shouted profanity at the officers and caused public inconvenience.

Sarah Elsayed, 31, of Hoboken was charged with theft of services and disorderly conduct. Officer Jonathan Rodriguez issued the summons on scene.