Blackhawks’ Kane arrested in Buffalo

pic_kanepat08This is one headline I sure didn’t expect to see this morning when I checked the Buffalo News website for Bills news.

Buffalo native, Chicago Blackhawks star, and South Buffalo’s favorite son, Patrick Kane was arrested this morning, the Buffalo News reports.

Chicago Blackhawk right winger and South Buffalo native Patrick Kane and a relative face robbery and other charges after allegedly assaulting a cab driver and failing to pay their fare after getting a ride from Chippewa Street early this morning.

Kane, 20, and James M. Kane, 21, were arrested about 5 a.m. on Eastwood Place, according to Buffalo police reports.

Alright, so you can assume two things from this report.

  1. Kane was drinking, and was most likely drunk, because no one goes to Chippewa and gets a cab ride back sober.
  2. Our boy Pat is a drunk asshole.

What kind of moron does this kind of thing?

The pair allegedly punched the cab driver and grabbed money they had handed him after he told them he didn’t have twenty cents in coins to give them their change, the report said.

Their fare was $13.80 and they handed the driver $15, according to a report.

The cab driver told police he was punched in the face and head, grabbed by the throat and had his glasses broken during the incident.

I’m gonna guess he was and still is very agitated that Liars isn’t open anymore.

I’m not gonna sit here and act like I’ve never done anything stupid after being downtown. I’ve been dragged out of bars before. I’ve taken that taxi back to the same area many times. But I’ve never been arrested. And I’m not a public figure. Pat’s gotta watch his own ass, because no matter who he’s with, he has the most to lose when he’s partying back home.

I’m sure nothing will come of this, and everyone will be apologetic about everything. But if you’re a pro athlete, don’t be a jackass.


Posted on August 9, 2009, in Buffalo, Sabres/NHL and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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