Naked, Unarmed Man Who Refused To Pay Cab Fare Killed By LAPD

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Los Angeles — Playa Vista police identified the man they shot and killed following a violent confrontation that began over unpaid cab fare.

Residents living near the 5700 block of Crescent Park West said they heard a man yelling early Friday morning and they saw him running around outside completely naked at about 3:30 a.m.

The Los Angeles Police Department said the man, identified as Reggie Doucet, took a taxi from Dray’s Nightclub in Hollywood to Playa Vista and refused to pay his fare. The taxi driver then called police.

When officers arrived, they saw Doucet naked and jumping on parked cars.

Police say he cooperated only long enough to put his boxer shorts back on.

Police said when they arrived on scene, they struggled with him. The LAPD said one officer drew his weapon and fired, killing Doucet.

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