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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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16.

RB    

If the hockey players were charged with robbery and theft of services, does this mean they didn't give the cabbie the $15?

1800 days ago
17.

erkg    

read the post - it said the cabbie had the dollar but not the .20 - guess no one up there's heard of tipping - or maybe he was going to donate it to the local rink - guess since its off season, and the guy couldn't fight on ice - oh wait, I mean play in a hockey game - often get the two confised - he had to start another senseless fight. Hope the cabbie gets taken care of

1800 days ago
18.

bill p    

Let me get this straight. 20 cents and I'm an NHL player. In any major city if I got taken for only 20 cents, I would consider myself lucky. How drunk were they?

1800 days ago
19.

alicia    

y isnt any1 talking about the joint in his mouth i was i had that joint lmao

1800 days ago
20.

Homie1Kanobe    

26. 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.

Posted at 3:12PM on Aug 9th 2009 by Curlyt

TO HIT ANYONE IN THE FACE, CHEST, OR CHOKE SOMEONE IS CONSIDERED THE USE OF DEADLY FORCE.AND IF YOU ARE ASSAULTED IN THIS MANNER IN MANY STATES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEFEND YOURSELF WITH A GUN TO STOP THE ATTACKERS, THE SAME THING IF SOMEONE TRYS TO CARJACK YOU, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO USE DEADLY FORCE , TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY..THE CASTLE DOCTRINE

1800 days ago
21.

LH    

Although a gratuity is a kind thing to offer, it is by no means required. Some business owners unfortunately rely on tips to make up for poor wages; this is not your fault as a customer. You are not a cheapskate if you do not tip.

1800 days ago
22.

hamilTonyan    

Another meathead alchohol/drug fueled sad story. see you on Celebrity rehab season 4

1800 days ago
23.

Frank    

So these two hockey stars, who make hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars a year for playing an infantile game, don't have the class to just tell the cab driver to keep the change? Have any of you so-called commentators ever driven a cab, to know what it's like to have to put up with azzholes all day long and be at the risk of getting robbed or killed at any time by some punks looking for a laugh? Obviously not, or you would not try to claim that the cab driver was at fault. You all seriously need to use the half of a brain the good Lord gave you....

1800 days ago
24.

BillC22    


kane gave him $15 and wanted ALL THE CHANGE BACK - $1.20 or in other words Kane did NOT want to tip that cab driver a single penny. Probably for something that transpired during the trip or what the cab driver said to them. Besides why is the accuser's name, the cab driver's name not published or revealed by any of these stories or the police so far?

Let's hear about that cabbie's background if he has one!

Public is sick of the police bringing these phony cases out like the Duke rape hoax, the Koby Bryant lying gold digger, the Michael Jackson mother who purposely brought her boy to the pervert then sued, or even Gatti now in Brazil, etc., etc., why are the police always protecting and aiding the obvious criminals?

read thru the lines

they had an argument during the trip. maybe cabbie tried to give him a city tour? but kane is from buffalo!!!!!!! or cabbie's attitude? thats most likely why kane wanted his FULL change back -NUDGE NUDGE WINK WINK - NO TIPPEEE!!!!!

NONE!

So smart @ssed cabbie said "i only have a dollar" - thats what THE CABBIE TOLD POLICE NOT KANE'S STATEMENT, yet cabdrivers name is hidden his accusations out there and we have not even heard the accused state what happened but press was glad to give an UN-NAMED person whose background no one knows is used to ruin the kids name. just sickening. like how press did it to those duke lacrossers.

1800 days ago
25.

Miia    

They people that are paid millions of dollars are suppose to be role models. They should have their contract null and void until they all can grown up.

1800 days ago
26.

HOOT    

1799 days ago
27.

Raven    

I hope the judge throws the book at these 2 arrogant idiots! Not to mention STUPID.....as many who use cabs, have food deliveries,etc., KNOW that many of these under-paid people round to the nerest $,cause they oft don't carry coins! It's a given. Really tho, WTF is wrong with these 2 bastids? They shoulda tipped the guy anyway! Kinda makes you wonder exactly what fueled such a rage in not one,but two so-called adults in the 1st place.I hope the driver sues their asses off!Lol,wish I could rep. him cause that's gonna be one massive pay-out!

1799 days ago
28.

idoits    

If you read the whole story you will see that it says he had the dollar but not the change. So for those of you who argue it was $1.20 YOU are the ones who cant subtract. If you are going to make fun of someone try not to look like an idoit yourself.

1799 days ago
29.

Yeah    

Hey, times are rough right now and every penny matters! I wouldn't settle for a cabbie taking my twenty cents either!

1799 days ago
30.

Wait a minute,that's my house!    

Sadly, most hockey players are big ,strong, good-looking... and stupid as hell. We Canadians understand this...do not ask these guys to do math too quickly, something goes off in their heads and unless someone steps in (ie: a ref) you will be pummeled into the next world. ...As for cash starved Buffalo is getting funding for its hockey rink, probably from the NHL (can't imagine 20 cents (kane) is funding it)...hopefully the announcement happened before the beating.

1799 days ago
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