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When Luis Orellana-Rivera, 26, was released from a Des Moines, Iowa, hospital at 6:00 a.m., he naturally took a taxi home. The cabbie objected: when the hack came out of the hospital to where he left his cab idling, he called police to report it stolen. Officers searching the area found Orellana-Rivera just as he was getting out of the cab, 30 minutes later; he had the car’s keys in his pocket. He was arrested and charged with theft. Orellana-Rivera allegedly admitted to stealing the taxi, noting that he didn’t want to walk the six blocks home. (RC/KCCI Des Moines) ...Half an hour to go six blocks at 6:00 a.m. in Des Moines? And people think New York City traffic is bad.
Original Publication Date: 15 November 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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