Ox Ridge worker charged in dispute over cab fare
An Ox Ridge Hunt Club employee was charged with larceny after police said he got into a dispute with a cab driver who had given him a ride early Sunday from New Haven back to Darien.
Police were dispatched to the club's Middlesex Road property about 4:45 a.m. Sunday where 30-year-old Eric Aho was arguing with a New Haven cab driver, according to the report. Aho, who police said appeared to have been drinking, had missed the last westbound train from New Haven, hired a cabbie to take him back to the club, according to the report.
The driver told police that before departing he made it clear to Aho that he would take only cash or a credit card in payment for the fare, which on arrival totaled $96.60.
When they arrived in Darien, however, Aho explained that he'd lost his identification and credits cards, and tried to pay by check, police said. He became angry when the cab driver would not accept a check, police said.
Officers on the scene for about 45 minutes suggesting payment options to Aho, but he refused to contact any friends or club employees for help, according to the report.
As a result, he was charged with sixth-degree larceny. Bond was set at $250 and he is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 2.