Boston Police report arresting a Winthrop man on charges he drove off in a cab when the driver got out.
According to police, Paul Delellis, 41, got into the front seat of a cab at State and Kilby streets around 11:50 p.m. yesterday. The driver asked him to sit in the back, but Delellis refused to move, police say:
At this point, the operator informed the suspect that he was going to call the police. However, when the operator got out of his cab to make the call, the suspect, still sitting in the front seat, slid behind the wheel of the car and drove off. According to the victim, the suspect drove his car a short ways, exited the car and fled on foot. The suspect was described as a white male in his forties with a bald head.
A detail cop noticed a 40-something bald white guy and detained him for other officers to bring the cabbie over and ID him. He was charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle.