After Refusing to Pay $27.85 Cab Fare on Greenwich Ave, Harry Brant Faces Multiple Charges

Harry Brant, 20, of 924 North Street was arrested on July 28 by Greenwich Police and charged with Illegal Possession, Larceny 6 and Interfering with an Officer following an incident on Greenwich Avenue.

On Thursday, officers were dispatched to 385 Greenwich Avenue on a report of a customer who refused to pay a Stamford Taxi driver a $27.85 fare.

When they arrived, police learned that the suspect, later identified as Brant, had fled in the direction of Railroad Avenue. The suspect was described as a tall white man wearing a black t-shirt and black pants.

Officers found Brant, in the area of 55 Railroad Ave “sweating profusely and pale in color.” According to police, Brant denied having been in a taxi and had not come from any particular area. He later admitted that he had taken the taxi, but did not have the funds to pay the fare.

According to the police report, Brant was advised that he was being placed under arrest and to place his hands behind his back, but he immediately yelled out “No! No!” and attempted to run away. Also, according to the report, police were able to grab hold of Brant and take him to the ground, but he continued to resist officers attempts to place him under arrest by tensing his muscles while swinging his arms and kicking his legs. Officers were finally able to place him in handcuffs.

A search incident to arrest revealed a small wallet with a baggie containing a white substance that later tested positive for narcotics.

During the course of the arrest process, Brant refused to provide officers with any pedigree information until he was recognized by an officer who was familiar with him.

Brant was processed and released on a promise to appear in Stamford Superior Court on August 4.

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