DARIEN, Conn. — A Texas man broke a window on a taxi at the Darien train station after he thought the driver refused him a ride, even though the driver had told him he could get in the back seat, according to police.
The cab driver told police that he had been at the Darien train station at around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10 when he was approached by Donald Cavett Jr. of Richardson, Texas. Cavett asked the driver if he was working, and the driver responded that Cavett could get in the back seat. according to police.
However, instead of getting in the back, Cavett yelled an expletive and walked away, police said. He then walked back toward the cab in an "aggressive manner," causing the driver to roll up the window to avoid a confrontation, police said. Cavett then broke the rear passenger window by pulling on it, according to police.
When officers arrived, they saw Cavett standing in the parking lot. His hands were bloody and he appeared unsteady on his feet, police said. He was also belligerent and continued yelling profanities, according to police.
A witness corroborated the cab driver's story, police said. Post 53 EMS arrived and to treat lacerations to Cavett's hands, but he refused medical treatment or transport to the hospital, according to police.
He said that he had broken the taxi driver's window because he was angry that the driver would not give him a ride, police said. He was charged with breach of peace and third-degree criminal mischief. He was released on a $2,500 bond.