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Police: Woman steals taxi in Philadelphia, picks up paying passengers

The Associated Pres

PHILADELPHIA — Police say a 65-year-old woman stole a taxi in Philadelphia and picked up a fare.

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Police say the woman caught the cab around midnight Thursday and asked to be taken to the SugarHouse Casino. On the way, she asked the driver to make a stop at a gas station.

It was at the station where police say the woman jumped into the driver’s seat and drove off.

Police stopped the taxi 30 minutes later and found the woman with a 23-year-old and her infant daughter in the backseat.

The mother told officers she had hailed the cab earlier, not realizing it was stolen.