SHOULDA WALKED: Why a drunk Penticton man was arrested after trying to take a safe ride home

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PENTICTON - A Penticton man who said he mistook a parked taxi for his ride home was arrested this weekend.

Around 9 a.m. Sunday, May 29, RCMP received a report of a man attempting to steal an unoccupied taxi cab.

When they arrived at the Paris Street address they found the Courtesy taxi cab empty and a grossly intoxicated man nearby.

The man said the incident was a big misunderstanding. He thought the taxi was there to give him a ride, so he got into the back seat where he sat for some time before realizing there was no driver.

Unfortunately for the man, police discovered he was on court conditions not to consume alcohol.

He was arrested and held in custody.

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