Dec. 4, 2016 – Richfield, WI – Going the extra mile is not always a good thing. That is likely the opinion of a Yellow Cab Green Bay taxi driver after the Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigated a theft of services complaint on Sunday, Dec. 4. The Sheriff’s Office responded to Richfield Truck Stop at 5:27 p.m. after receiving a report from a taxi cab driver that a customer absconded without paying for a taxi fare.
The cab driver, a 59-year-old Green Bay man, told deputies he transported a subject from Lambeau Field to Richfield.
After arriving, the customer went inside the building under the guise of retrieving money from the ATM, but discreetly slipped out the back door. The reported fare due was $475.60.
Deputies spent about one hour tracking the individual for about ½ mile in the snow and located him inside a bar in downtown Richfield. The subsequent investigation revealed the customer, identified as a 24-year-old Village of Slinger man, was at the Packer game and became intoxicated.
He lost his cell phone and became separated from his friends. The Slinger man was able to find a cab driver that was willing to give him a ride to Richfield. The man was arrested and given a complementary ride to the jail where he was booked for theft.