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Iowa City man charged with stealing cab

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Police say an Iowa City man stole a cab that was parked at the Delimart on Benton Street Wednesday morning.

Dispatch received a call at 2:55 am Wednesday morning that a man had just stolen a cab from the Delimart on Benton Street.

While officers were en route, police were told that the cab was at the intersection of Benton Street and Gilbert Court and the suspect had left on foot.

When officers arrived, they were given a clothing description and found fresh footprints heading north.

Officers followed the tracks and found Andrew Griffith Lisle, 23, a half a block away from the cab wearing clothing matching the description they were given. 

The cab driver identified Lisle as the man who stole the cab.

Police say Lisle had a blood-alcohol content of .228.

He is charged with Second Degree Theft and Second Offense OWI.

The cab was not damaged and police were able to get security video and a credit card receipt matching a card belonging to Lisle from the Delimart.

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