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Ohio man offers marijuana to cover cab fare

An Ohio man was arrested after offering marijuana to a cab driver to cover his short cab fare.

April 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Cab drivers have pretty much seen it all, but one cabbie in Ohio said he was still shocked when a customer tried to pay him with marijuana.

Steve Rooza said after he drove 27-year-old Nicholas Baker to his desired destination, Baker was a few dollars short.

So he asked if he could pay the rest of his fare in pot.

Rooza denied Baker's cannabis currency and Baker got angry. He jumped out of the cab, shouted his name at Rooza and dared him to call police.

The cabbie took Baker's advice. Baker was arrested and sentenced to 30 days in jail and was slapped with a $250 fine.