Police: Man assaulted cab driver in New Jersey, said he doesn't pay non-Americans

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Toni Yates has the latest details.

Police in New Jersey have arrested a man who allegedly assaulted a cab driver and made statements about not paying non-Americans.

The incident happened shortly after midnight on May 21st in Bradley Beach.

According to police, two people were in a taxi going from Asbury Park to Belmar and had the cab stop at a 7-Eleven to use the ATM.

One of the passengers, Kevin Tague, got into an argument over the fare after the stop took longer than the driver thought.

"He took a little more time than the driver expected," said Bradley Beach Police Chief Leonard Guida. "There was an argument over how long it was taking, and subsequently the cab driver was assaulted by one of the individuals. There was a comment made by one of the individuals, and I'm paraphrasing, that they did not pay non-Americans."

Tague is charged with assault and theft of services. There may be additional charges due to his statements.

Police are still looking for the second passenger in the cab.
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