Police: 65-Year-Old Woman Stole Cab, Picked Up Customers

The woman allegedly asked a real cab driver to bring her to SugarHouse Casino before she took his vehicle.

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A 65-year-old woman is in custody after allegedly stealing a taxicab and picking up customers early Thursday morning in Philly. 

Police say a real cab driver picked up the woman around midnight in Germantown. The woman allegedly asked the driver to take her to SugarHouse Casino in Fishtown. On the way there, she allegedly asked the driver to pull over at a gas station at the intersection of Broad Street and Hunting Park Avenue in Nicetown-Tioga, where the driver exited the vehicle to help her walk to the store.

The woman then jumped in the driver’s seat and drove away, according to police.

Officers pulled over the woman, who was still driving the cab, a half hour later in North Philadelphia. Police say they found a young woman and her infant daughter in the backseat. The woman in the back seat said she didn’t know the cab was stolen.

No one was hurt. The woman’s name has not been released.

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