Czech police arrested a man after he allegedly asked for a fake taxi ride in a Czech town.
According to the Czech National Police, the man, a resident of a town in the country’s north-east, asked a woman to drive him to the town’s police station and gave her a fake licence plate to use as a fake ID.
Police believe that the man is a member of a criminal gang.
The suspect was arrested on Monday and is being questioned.
He will face charges of violating the peace, and public disturbance.
The man has been detained.
Prague, Czech Republic – Czech police on Monday arrested a taxi-driver after he reportedly asked a passenger to take his cab home.
The taxi-hailing company told the Czech newspaper Pravo it was investigating whether the man had done so intentionally or if he had simply asked for the taxi.
“We believe that a taxi was stolen from a taxi stop on Sunday,” the company said in a statement.
The police said they received a call at 3am Sunday from a passenger who was travelling to a house in the town of Vrjut, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of Prague.
When the woman was asked if she would be willing to take a taxi for the driver, she refused, saying she needed to get home and change into a suit.
Police found the car abandoned at the end of a dirt track in the village of Bielačka.
“It’s not known whether the driver was aware of the risks involved, and he may have asked the woman to take the car for him, or if she was just too nervous to get into the car herself,” the police statement said.
A taxi driver, who did not want to be named, told the newspaper that he was working at his local bus station in the centre of Vraj, about 150 kilometres (95 miles) south of Prague, when he saw a man sitting in the taxi he had requested to take.
“He was very nervous, so I called out to him,” the driver said.
“I told him I would take him in my taxi.
He looked at me and asked what I wanted.
I told him the same thing.
He went to the taxi and asked to go home.”
The taxi driver said the man eventually agreed to take them to the police station.
He said the driver handed him the driver’s licence plate and asked him to take it to the station, where he was told to go to a nearby bar.
Police are investigating whether there was a connection between the incident and the robbery of a taxi in the area in October.