Hamilton

Stolen taxi nearly crashes into Hamilton police headquarters

The cab jumped the curb and came to a stop in front of the station — narrowly avoiding a collision with the police headquarters sign.

29-year-old man charged with robbery and dangerous driving

Hamilton police officers examine a stolen taxi that nearly crashed into the sign outside police headquarters Sunday night. (Andrew Collins/CBC)

No one was injured, police say, after customer stole a taxi cab and drove it in a "dangerous manner" before coming to a stop in front of Hamilton police headquarters and turning himself in.

A 29-year-old man with no fixed address took the cab around 11 p.m. after fighting with the driver near Fennel Avenue and Governors Boulevard, according to police. He then drove toward the central police station on King William Street "narrowly missing several parked vehicles on the way."

The cab jumped the curb and came to a stop in front of the station — narrowly avoiding a collision with the police headquarters sign.

The driver has been arrested and charged with robbery, dangerous operation of a vehicle and four counts of breaching probation.

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