UPDATE: The alleged thief is now identified. One of the five cell phones turned out to be his own. He faces four counts of felony theft for the other phones.
When a taxi passenger refused to pay for his ride at 5 o’clock Sunday morning, the cabbie drove him to a new destination: The 19th district police station. Things got really interesting there.
During some chit-chat with the passenger, police discovered that he was carrying five cell phones. He was immediately taken into custody and officers began the process of tracking down the phones’ owners and writing reports.
Case info pending.