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Hockey Star

Arrested Over

20 Cent Fight

8/9/2009 1:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0809_patrick_cane_getty_bn-1Fighting over money is common -- but does $0.20 even count as money?

Two dimes (or four nickels) was allegedly the cause of a fight between NHL star Patrick Kane and a cab driver in Buffalo, NY. According to the Buffalo News, Kane (along with his cousin) were arrested after they allegedly roughed up a cab driver who couldn't give them the required change.

According to a police report obtained by the paper, the Kane boys paid $15 for a $13.80 cab ride -- but became incensed when the cabbie had the dollar bill, but not the coinage, to make change. The cab driver told police he was punched in the face and head, grabbed by the throat and had his glasses broken during the incident.

Both men were charged with second-degree robbery, a Class C felony, as well as fourth-degree criminal mischief and theft of services, both Class A misdemeanors. WIVB-TV says Kane has pled not guilty.

Kane plays for the Chicago Blackhawks but grew up in Buffalo and was in town to announce the funding of a local hockey rink.

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toofastforyou!    

FIRST AGAIN SUCKERS!!!

1715 days ago
2.

Mememememememe    

Or twenty pennies. Hey, why didn't the cabbie give him a larger coin to make up for the loss? I don't blame him!

1715 days ago
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Tasha    

That 20 cents is gonna cost him hundreds of thousands now. IDIOT!!!!

1715 days ago
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LH    

They paid $15.00 for a $13.00 ride? The cab driver doesn't have change? Similar experience happened to me. Because cabbie intends to keep the difference as his Tip.

So, just who is the thief in the end?

1715 days ago
5.

Al    

Thugs deserve everything coming to them. For $0.20 the idiots may have to give the cabbie enough to retire on. LOL.

1715 days ago
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southern girl    

isnt $15.00 minus $13.80 a dollar and 20 cents?! the dollar makes the difference..........

1715 days ago
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Tony from Chicago    

WHY ARE PEOPLE SO F-ING STUPID??? WHAT A TOTAL DUMB-AZZ!

Hey "toofastforyou"/First - boy you are really sharp. Are you off from work at McDonalds today? LOSER

1715 days ago
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oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

I feel bad for ALL cab drivers and I am GLAD these idiots r gonna pay thru their cheap wallets now with the lawyers...karma..gotta love it

1715 days ago
9.

balls    

balls

1715 days ago
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anotherfnday    

Too bad the cabbie didn't have a gun giving him the right to defend himself so he could have shot both of these a-holes in the head........two less punks eating my food and breathing my air...........

1715 days ago
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Andrew    

The real story is that the Cabbie gave him a dollar in change and did not have the coins to make the 20 cents. As a pizza delivery guy, I can understand not carrying around a pocketful of coins. Why would you do something to convenience people who are two cheap to tip you 20 cents???

1715 days ago
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Yolanda Nixon    

Bloodsucker!

1715 days ago
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krazihottkelli    

#7....U make me laugh coz McDonaldz iz thriving.....

when nothing elze iz......if we wanted 2/lizten 2 an

azzhole...we EFFEN FART....#1 iz fazter than U

hehehe STFU!!!...dat pizzez U offffffffffffffffffffffff....

I hope thoze effen azzholez that roughed up the

cabby....enjoyz jail over FREEDOM...azzholez///

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1715 days ago
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Homie1Kanobe    

11. Too bad the cabbie didn't have a gun giving him the right to defend himself so he could have shot both of these a-holes in the head........two less punks eating my food and breathing my air...........

Posted at 2:23PM on Aug 9th 2009 by anotherfnday

THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN PERFECTLY LEGAL IN TEXAS, UNDER THE CASTLE DOCTRINE TO BLOW THESE 2 LOW LIFES AWAY.AND NO CHARGES WOULD EVER BE FILED AGAINST THE CABBIE. NO COST TO THE TAXPAYERS, BUT NOW THE TAXPAYERS WILL HAVE TO PAY TO SUPPORT THESE 2 DUMB-ASS IN PRISON FOR THE NEXT 25 YEARS EACH

1715 days ago
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Curlyt    

Coins add up, the cabbie was probably doing it to every one and made a lot of money not giving the change, maybe someone should look into the cab driver, because he might have got what was coming.

1715 days ago
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