Orland Park police arrested a man who allegedly ran off to avoid paying an $80 cab fare last week, police said Friday.
Brian P. Zabrodski, 24, of Homer Glen, was charged with one count of felony aggravated battery and one count of misdemeanor theft of services, according to a statement from police.
The cab driver told Orland Park police that when he dropped Zabrodski off near the 9800 block of Cordoba Court shortly before 6:40 a.m. on May 6, Zabrodski said he didn’t have money to pay for the ride and ran. The cab driver caught up with him but fell and broke his ankle during a brief struggle, police said.
Judge Donald Panarese Jr. released Zabrodski on bond Saturday.