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CRIME BRIEFS: Blind man says taxi drivers swindled him twice in one night

A 53-year-old blind man told police he was swindled by two taxi drivers Tuesday evening.

The man says he took a taxi from a bar on Summit Street to a bar on High Street around 7:30 p.m. and was charged $7.75, even though he says he has calculated the fare to be $5.60. The blind man compromised, paying $7, because he "didn't want to get into a brawl in the parking lot," according to the police report.


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