Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, the top overall pick in the 2007 NHL draft, was arrested early Sunday morning in Buffalo, N.Y., and charged with theft of services, criminal mischief and robbery in the second degree after an incident with a cab driver, according to multiple media reports.
The 20-year-old Kane and his cousin, James M. Kane, 21, were taken into police custody at about 5 a.m. ET after allegedly punching the driver and taking the $15 in fare they had given him after he said he didn't have 20 cents in change, a police report says.
The driver said his glasses were broken as he was hit in the face and head and grabbed by the throat, according to the report.
WIVB-TV in Buffalo reported that an attorney for Kane, a Buffalo native, has entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf in a city court."