Angry man threw wine glass at taxi in tip furore

A passenger raged at a woman taxi driver
A passenger raged at a woman taxi driver

A passenger raged at a woman taxi driver and damaged her cab after becoming annoyed his companion said she could keep the change as a tip.

Raymond Connelly yelled at the 62-year-old driver and threw a wine glass at the taxi.

He has shown genuine remorse

Connelly, a 37-year-old painter and decorator, of North Church Street, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening manner and causing damage. He was fined £260 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £658 compensation by Blackpool magistrates.

Steven Townley, defending, said: “He has shown genuine remorse.”