Man attacked taxi driver after being challenged for dodging fare
A MAN carrying a knife attacked a taxi driver after he was confronted for dodging the fare.
Tunde Michael Fatinikun, 40, from Bollington, ordered the cab to take him to a takeaway in Wilmslow, a court heard.
But after getting his order he walked off, refusing to pay the £35 fare, prosecutors said.
When the taxi driver followed Fatinikun and challenged him he got a slap across the face, magistrates were told.
The driver then used other taxis to help track him down and called the police, the court heard.,
When Fatinikun was arrested in a nearby bar he was found to be carrying a knife, magistrates were told.
Fatinikun, of Round Gardens, Bollington, admitted assault, making off with a payment and possession of a knife, during a hearing at Stockport magistrates’ court.
Magistrates said although it was his third conviction of carrying a knife in public the ‘previous offences (were) a long time ago’ and he had stayed out of trouble until now.
Fatinikun was sentenced to six months in prison suspended for two years and 175 hours unpaid work.