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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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91.

einnoc    

My son played hockey with Patrick years ago. We got to know him and his family and they are terrific people. We will never believe that Pat Kane would assault an old man over money. This a kid that's very, very close to his elderly grandfather - it's just NOT possible. The cabbie is the one that's suspicious here. Something is definitely up with him. I understand he has had "altercations" before. Very fishy. The truth will come out and I'm sure Pat will be cleared.

1798 days ago
92.

Ryan    

@84(CK) It was on tv not on their site and they showed the whole video of the cab driver talking not the chop job wivb.com did with the interview. and today tsn found out that driver has been involved in physical confrontations b4 and doesnt even have a valid license. that cabbie is the real douce bag. http://watch.tsn.ca/nhl/clip202443#clip202443

1797 days ago
93.

Ex Cabbie    

I wonder how much that .20 will cost them when all is said and done.

Can you imagine this: You're driving a cab late nights (12 hour shift; 6-7 days a week) to make a living. You take a couple of clean cut guys home... get them to their destination (SAFELY) the fare is $13.80 they give you $15. You give 'em a $1 back but you don't have the coins to give them the rest of the change. So they tell you, "We're going to kick your ass for that .20 cents."
What do you do?

1792 days ago
94.

Faith    

That's what happens when athletes party over on Chippewa! They hit a girl with their car and drive away or they beat up a cab driver (who looked messed up on the news) over the little bit of money.... He has millions.... No EXCUSE! He needs to stay off Chippewa..... Yes, I'm from Buffalo.

1758 days ago
95.

common sense    

You know what is unacceptable?? The cab driver. No matter who is in your cab, you have to give the change! Yeah Patrick Kane brings in bank but still, the cab driver just wants to make money, by blowing this story up. We all know that.

1756 days ago
96.

Hockeytown    

$15 on a $13.80 cab ride! Tryin tippen you cheap pieces of crap! People that do not tip, don't deserve any sympathy. Walk next time Cheapass!I bet these guys don't tip the bartender either. No wonder you can't taste the alcohol in your drink. How is that $10 glass of cranberry juice workin for ya tough guy?

1514 days ago
97.

alicia    

SOME OF U PEOPLE NEED TO SHUT UP! FIRST OF ALL PATRICK KANE WAS DRUNK OK! HIM AND HIS COUSIN NOW WHEN UR DRUNK U DO THINGS U DONT MEAN TO DO AND U DO THINGS THAT SOMETIMES U CANT REMEMBER SO THIS WAS JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS FOR PATRICK KANE ALSO FOR THE PERSON WHO SAID IF THE CABBIE HAD A GUN HE SHOULD HAVE SHOT THEM BOTH IN THE HEAD.... FIRST OF ALL!!!!! AGAIN PATRICK KANE WAS DRUNK AND DIDNT MEAN TO DO IT UR SOOOOOOOOOOO LUCKY THAT HE DIDNT HAVE A GUN CUZ I AM A BLACKHAWKS FAN AND I AM VERY PROTECTIVE OVER THE PLAYERS AND IF THAT WOULD HAVE HAPPEN U WOULDNT WANNA KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO! ANYWAY HE IS NOT A THUG!!! HE IS A HOT MAN SO SHUT UP!!!! ANYWAY THE LAST COMMENT I WANNA SAY IS THAT I HAVE THERE BACKS IM A ORDONAIRY PERSON AND I JUST WANNA SAY GO HAWKS!!!!!

1504 days ago
98.

clayton1057    

hope u guys know your talking about the best player in the nhl.. dude the taxi tryed to rip them off and then when the kanes defended themseves they endup in jail... right? that makes since

1465 days ago
99.

Death-From-Above    

Kane just got the cup so i don't think he cares about 20 cents anymore

1439 days ago
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