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Cab Driver Crashes Into House After Passengers Said the Fare was Unfair

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Photo by JF10 via Flickr

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After dropping off a couple honeymooning in Los Angeles from Italy last night in the Cahuenga Pass, the driver of a Beverly Hills Cab vehicle deliberately crashed the taxi into their final destination following a dispute about the fare, according to the Daily News. The ride from Beverly Hills to the 7100 block of Woodrow Wilson Drive began around 8 p.m. and lasted over 50 minutes, during which time, say the passengers, the driver got lost several times. The driver asked for $35 for the ride, and the couple balked, citing their bad experience, then "offered $26 and told the driver to get a GPS device for his taxi."

Once out of the vehicle, the couple "saw the taxi bearing down on them and moved out of the way [...] The cab crashed into the house just as the resident the honeymooners were visiting opened the front door," and "the resident sustained an arm injury."

45-year-old Robert Kazaryan, the cab driver, was arrested and "booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon." Bail was set at $30,000; the meter read $37.80 after the crash.