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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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46.

kitty    

kane sounds likea a cheap jerk!

1864 days ago
47.

http:www.thessayist.com    

And how much does this "Hockey Star" make compared to the cabbie?

And let me get this straight - we are going to beat a man senseless over 0.20?

This guy needs to be taught a lesson in manners!

HollyM
www.thessayist.com

1864 days ago
48.

pammy    

I cannot believe how many proud CHEAP a-hole are on this website. Its .20 flipping cents. There is no excuse.

1864 days ago
49.

i still hate retards    

Hey, can't subtract and southern girl! you obviously can't f%%%cking read let alone subtract. the driver had the $1 but not the $.20 required to make change for $13.80 from $15 ergo making him only $.20 short. the key to making your point is to not appear to be a f^^^^cking idiot when you try to make your comment. do you need to go look up ergo?

"2. That is $1.20. Not 20 cents.

Posted at 2:03PM on Aug 9th 2009 by Can't Subtract


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

Posted at 2:12PM on Aug 9th 2009 by southern girl"

1864 days ago
50.

i still hate retards    

hey jen--

"56. I cannot believe how many proud CHEAP a-hole are on this website. Its .20 flipping cents. There is no excuse.

Posted at 7:01PM on Aug 9th 2009 by jen"

i have told my husband i stopped trying to understand people long ago because it will only drive yourself crazy! there is no undertanding retards. and yes, most people are retards!

1864 days ago
51.

BillC22    

and how does anyone know anything about $15, $13.80, $1 change, 20 cents? the cops said so? the same cops who released info to all the media he paid $15 for $13.80 and that cabbie offered to give him back $1 not $1.20 because he was not in possession of 20 cents more so kane and his couisn then robbed him(they needed that 20 cents bad) of all $15 dollars(big money) and beat him up- but they forgot to tell the media the guys name or anything about him.

here is a video below of another racist cop tasering an old baseball fan in the seat the fan paid for just a few days ago in oakland in that case

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwyKBvZ2vgQ

1864 days ago
52.

tired    

2. That is $1.20. Not 20 cents.

Posted at 2:03PM on Aug 9th 2009 by Can't Subtract 6. isnt $15.00 minus $13.80 a dollar and 20 cents?! the dollar makes the difference..........

Posted at 2:12PM on Aug 9th 2009 by southern girl you idiots need to read the story first it said he had the dollar morons

1864 days ago
53.

Buckwheat    

Dear Mr. Kane, "Tip-ping is NOT a city in China."

1864 days ago
54.

hockeygrl    

I live outside of Buffalo in upstate NY and judging by the comments people have left on the Buffalo News website, popular consensus is, not many people are sympathetic to the hometown hero in Buffalo!! I wonder if it was him or the cousin who actually threw the punches? never the less, very stupid over such a trivial amount of money

1864 days ago
55.

Steve    

How is that robbery? The cabbie was ripping them off.

1864 days ago
56.

KJ    

I bet the Taxi driver knew who he was and said that he did this. He is now looking to get a pretty penny from Kane. I highly doubt Kane would fight this dude for $.20. Get real. There is more to the story!!

1864 days ago
57.

jimmy_xtc    

are you kidding me? 20 cents is nothing and how cheap are you that you can't give a dollar tip? let it go it's only a dollar. give me a break.

1864 days ago
58.

music4life    

Thats really disappointing I really like watching him play and its a shame he did that. 20 cents homeless people probably wouldnt even fight over 20 cents he was probably intoxicated but anyways hopefully he gets over this and realizes what he did was wrong and moves on from it, everyone makes mistakes.

1864 days ago
59.

Ty    

If twenty cents is a hardship to lose, then take the bus.

Even if the cabbie skims twenty cents from every fare he gets, what is he going to gain? He might be able to get a starbucks at the end of the week. Whoopdie -doo.... A small reward for having to put up with rejects like this.


1864 days ago
60.

southern girl    

If you would have gotten up early enough to read the original story posted, it said he did not have the 20 cents...nothing was said about a dollar bill. TMZ has since corrected the story and added the $1.20 instead of the 2 dimes. Thank you and have a wonderful evening!

1864 days ago
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