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Released jail inmate steals cab and gets re-arrested

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A man is back behind bars after stealing a cab moments after getting released from jail.

The cab was recovered near the 3800 block of Boundary Street in North Park.

San Diego police say the inmate was just released from custody Wednesday morning for being under the influence, when he ran toward a taxi near the jail door.

"What happened is, I see him come running from the jailhouse and he told me, ‘take me, take me, somebody want to kill me, want to kill me.' So what I did, is I stepped out of the car and I open the door…he got in the front seat and turned the car around," explained the taxi driver.

The taxi driver says his money is missing.

The suspect is being re-booked on new charges.

No injuries were reported.

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