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St. Pete man arrested after assaulting taxi driver

Man charged for striking cab driver
Posted: 4:31 PM, Dec 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-17 12:59:50Z
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 50-year-old Pinellas County man on probation is in trouble with the law again.

Timothy Francis Crowley is facing a variety of charges including battery on an elderly person. According to a St. Petersburg Police Department report, Crowley struck a taxi cab driver in the head Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred just after 4pm in the 200 block of 34th St. North in St. Petersburg. The arrest report states Crowley had incurred a $40 fare but was refusing to pay. When the driver pulled behind a law enforcement vehicle, the suspect became irate, striking the driver three times.

Two witnesses confirm the assault. Crowley, who was already on felony probation for a cocaine conviction, is no stranger to law enforcement. He has been arrested more than a dozen times in Pinellas County in the past six years.

Crowley also has convictions for petit theft out of Connecticut. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail where he is being held without bond for violating the term of his probation.

The victim suffered minor injuries.