Wanted Juvenile In Taxi Trunk 24 Mar 12

A Mankato taxi driver faces criminal charges after allegedly allowing a wanted juvenile to hide in the trunk of his cab. 25-year-old Jacob Fitzpatrick had asked to use the cab to go see his mother in Vernon Center, but he was instead pulled over in Lake Crystal after authorities received a report of a juvenile female with an outstanding warrant being spotted in a Kato Cab. There was no sign of the girl when they stopped the cab, however, and Fitzpatrick denied having her in the vehicle. Officers later learned that the juvenile was in the trunk, and the cab was stopped in Mankato and the girl was taken into custody. Fitzpatrick has reportedly been removed from the Kato Cab payroll and is being charged with obstructing the legal process. The name of the juvenile and the reason why a warrant was issued for her arrest are not being released.