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Real Estate Broker Allegedly Takes Stolen Cab On Drunken Joyride

The suspect claims "there's more to this story."

A real estate broker could be in uber trouble after allegedly stealing a taxi cab and driving drunk through the streets of New York City.

Kinga Tabares, 27, was arrested early Friday morning in the neighborhood of Chelsea after officers found her behind the wheel of a yellow Toyota taxi, according to the New York Daily News. 

Police said the taxi was pulled over and Tabares was vomiting out the window.

The incident began a short time earlier when Tabares and a friend got into the cab. The driver, Ronal Desir, told the New York Post that Tabares "was so drunk, she didn’t know where she was going.” The friend was acting more "normal," he said.

Kinga Tabares, 27, is accused of stealing a taxi cab and driving drunk through the streets of New York.
Kinga Tabares, 27, is accused of stealing a taxi cab and driving drunk through the streets of New York.

When Tabares allegedly refused to pay the cab fare, the driver decided to make a stop at a police station to help resolve the situation.

Desir said when he went into the station asking for help, Tabares got in the driver’s seat and drove off.

“When I came back outside, they were taking off,” Desir told the paper.

Tabares, who was visiting from Los Angeles, was arrested several blocks away from the station.

Officers approaching the taxi noticed the barf on the ground, and said Tabares smelled strongly of alcohol and had watery, bloodshot eyes, according to DNAInfo.

Tabares was taken to Bellevue Hospital where she reportedly refused a breathalyzer test, according to Gothamist. She has been charged with grand larceny, unauthorized use of a vehicle and DWI.

Tabares is due back in court on Thursday, according to the New York Daily News.

When the New York Post contacted Tabares about the arrest, she claimed the details about her stealing the cab were "completely false" and said “there’s more to this story.”

Her attorney, Sean Parmenter, did not return a request for comment from The Huffington Post.

Multiple sources said Tabares is a broker for Douglas Ellman Real Estate, but her profile appears to have been removed from the company website. Calls to the company's media reps have not been returned. 

Officers approaching the taxi noticed the barf on the ground, and said Tabares smelled strongly of alcohol and had watery, bloodshot eyes, DNAInfo.com reports.

Tabares was taken to Bellevue Hospital where she reportedly refused a breathalyzer test, according to Gothamist. She has been charged with grand larceny, unauthorized use of a vehicle and DWI.

Tabares is due back in court on Thursday, according to the New York Daily News.

When the New York Post contacted Tabares about the arrest, she claimed the details about her stealing the cab were "completely false" and said “there’s more to this story.”

The Huffington Post reached out to her attorney Sean Parmenter, but he has not responded.

Numerous sources said Tabares is a broker for Douglas Ellman Real Estate, but her profile was removed from the company website a short time ago. Calls to the company's media reps have not been returned.

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