Cab driver beaten, left unconscious in parking lot

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita police are searching for three men they say beat up a cab driver instead of paying his fare. It happened just before 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the 7300 block of East Kellogg.

Police say officers patrolling the area spotted the 39-year-old victim stumbling through the parking lot of the La Quinta. They confronted the man and saw he had a bloody and swollen face.

The man told officer he was a cab driver and had just dropped off three men at the hotel. Instead of paying for the ride, the men beat the cab driver until he was unconscious.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for several broken bones in his face. His injuries were not life threatening.

The incident is under investigation.

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