Patrick Kane Arrested

Well, here is a story I thought I would never see.

On August 9th around 5 a.m. Patrick Kane (20) along with cousin James M. Kane (21) were arrested on Eastwood Place near Medaille College in Buffalo, NY.

The charges being filed are that of second-degree robbery, a Class C felony, as well as fourth-degree criminal mischief and theft of services, both Class A misdemeanors.

It all started around 4:30 a.m. that morning when Patrick Kane and his cousin called for a cab service to pick them up from downtown Buffalo.

The cabbie pulled up to Eastwood Place and told them the fare was $13.80.
Patrick handed him $15 in cash and was told by the cabbie that he didn’t have the $0.20 to give back.

That’s when things got really nasty according to the driver and police…

Apparently James Kane grabbed the driver and began punching him repeatedly screaming, “Don’t you know who I am? Don’t you know who that is? He is Pat Kane! You don’t mess with us!”

According to the cab driver but not the city police, Patrick Kane also helped with the assault and in the struggle broke the driver’s glasses.

The pair were held at Erie County Holding Center for around 2 and a half hours before being brought to Buffalo City Court around 8 a.m. that morning. Judge E. Jeannette Ogden was not so amused.

Patrick’s mother, Madonna Kane declined to comment on the status of the case. However, Patrick’s lawyer Andrew LoTempio has told WGN News out of Chicago he expects NO CHARGES to be filed with the city. Possible pay-off?…

Kane is expected to join the U.S. Olympic team next week. Possible felony charges would exclude him from joining.

As a life-long Buffalonian all I can say is I am ashamed. Patrick has been a city hero since he was the #1 overall NHL 2007 Draft pick. A childhood friend of mine played in the same league against him many times in Junior hockey in South Buffalo. He describes Kane, even at age 15, as an other-worldly talent that left everyone in the dust, including himself, every time.

He made a terrible mistake, he needs to be punished accordingly to the law. No one is exempt.

Patrick….shame on ya buddy, grow up, and quit embarrassing Buffalo.


~ by theryno85 on August 11, 2009.

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