Maybe This Could Have Been Avoided Had They Asked If He Took Payment In Televisions

I’m fairly certain I’ve said this before, but it seems it needs repeating.

If you’re going to take a taxi to a robbery, first of all don’t, but just as importantly, don’t stiff the driver. It won’t end well.

Photo of Kenneth Burke and Timothy Foote.
Kenneth Burke, 46, and Timothy Foote, 38, of Ocean Township, called for a taxi to a home on Norwood Avenue in Deal on Friday night, said Deal police Sgt. Brian Egan.
Egan said they instructed the taxi driver to wait outside before they returned a short time later with a television set and some liquor bottles. He said the driver then took them to an apartment in Asbury Park, where they got out without paying the fare.

The driver, apparently not a fan of being robbed, called police to report not just that he hadn’t been paid, but also that they might want to check on that house.

Burke and Foote were both charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal trespass and theft. The stolen items were returned to their rightful owner. NO word on whether or not the cabby finally got his money.

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