Cab Crook Attempts Wet Getaway

A 58-year-old man trying to evade the cops after stealing a yellow cab jumped off the seawall at River Terrace early this morning.

The unidentified swimmer was quickly surrounded and captured by NY waterway captains and crews.The crew on the Gov. Thomas H. Kean ferry lowered a ladder and pulled the cab crook from the swirling river current.

The man was turned over to the police as soon as the ferry docked.NY Waterway ferries have rescued 250 people since their inception.

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