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Passenger arrested on suspicion of breaking taxi window

September 09, 2011

A passenger in a taxicab punched and cracked a window in the vehicle when the driver wouldn't turn around at a red light, according to police.

Ryan Eric Nelson, 33, of Tustin was arrested on suspicion of malicious mischief, said Andi Querry, a crime prevention specialist with the Newport Beach Police Department.

The cabbie was at a red light, Querry said.

Nelson was arrested at Newport Boulevard and Via Lido about 2:03 a.m. Thursday, after the cab driver flagged down an officer.

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The damage totaled about $200.

—Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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