ALTOONA, Pa. – A homeless man has been jailed in Pennsylvania on charges that he stiffed a cabbie out of a $325 fare for driving him nearly 140 miles from Harrisburg to Altoona.
The Altoona Mirror (http://bit.ly/1Lzsu7R ) reports 28-year-old Scott LeComte faces a preliminary hearing Dec. 2 on theft charges.
Altoona police say the cab driver called LeComte's mother, who allegedly said she'd pay the fare when he arrived. She denies that, however, saying only that she spoke to the driver but didn't promise to pay him. The woman told police her son is homeless.
In any event, the driver agreed to take LeComte from Harrisburg to his parents' house in Altoona. But police say LeComte jumped from the cab and ran away when they arrived Sept. 4.
Police filed the charges on Monday. Online court records don't list an attorney for LeComte.
Information from: Altoona Mirror, http://www.altoonamirror.com