A case of an unpaid taxi fare last Thursday took a number of odd twists and turns, according to Oak Bay Police.

Just before 4 a.m.,  a taxi driver contacted police to report that a male passenger failed to pay his fare. As police were enroute, a different man approached the cab and handed the driver his identification, promising to return after he found enough cash to pay him.

When police arrived, they ran the identification given to the driver through their systems and discovered that the man had two outstanding warrants out for his arrest.

The warrants involved possession of drugs and failing to attend court.

The 48-year-old man returned to the taxi and was arrested, and the cab driver was paid in full.

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