Man breaks his leg trying to jump a wall after running off without paying cab fare

A bilker was left in agony after breaking his leg during an alleged attempt to flee a cab without paying the fare.

37-year-old Liverpool cabbie Robert Wilnicki, picked up the man at around midnight Tuesday 6 August and began the journey to Goodison Park.

When nearly at their destination, the passenger asked if Robert could stop the vehicle so he could relieve himself. 

Trusting the man, Robert stopped his cab on Priory Road, Anfield and let the man out.

After waiting for 10 minutes, Robert became suspicious and went to check whether the man was anywhere to be seen.

Robert was approached by another cab driver who said there was a man laying on the floor in the cemetery. 

Robert eventually found the man in agony, with a broken leg, over the wall in Anfield Cemetery. 

The police and ambulance service were called and it was confirmed that the alleged bilker had broken his leg while jumping the wall. 

The injury sustained was so horrific, his bone was sticking out of his leg. Robert said the man was very lucky that he came looking for him otherwise he could of been left there all night bleeding out. 

The alleged bilker claimed he wasn't trying to run away without paying the fare and just wanted the toilet.  

Speaking to Liverpool Echo, Robert said: "The guy was claiming that he jumped over the fence to have a p*** but obviously he could do it anywhere without jumping.

"He definitely tried to make off without paying the £10 pound - which could even cost him his life."  

The fare, which came to £10, was eventually paid by the man's mother who didn't want the driver to be out of pocket. 

Image: Source; Flickr 

Image: Author; Elliott Brown 

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