Just a season away from signing a contract that’ll make him a multi-millionaire, the penny pinching Kane is in some trouble after a cab ride turned violent in Buffalo early Sunday morning.
Things got ugly when Kane, who pulled in $875,000 this season, and his cousin James gave their driver $15 for a $13.80 cab fare – and the driver was short 20 cents on their change.
According to reports, the Kane cousins then took all of the driver's money (as much as $115), punched him repeatedly, grabbed him by the throat and broke his glasses, leaving him all cut up and bruised in the process.
WIVB news in Buffalo talked to the cab driver, named J.R., who saw a less wholesome, more cocky side of the 2008 rookie of the year.
"The one Kane is choking me the other one is punching me. 'Don't you know who I am? Don't you know who I am? You're messing with the wrong people,” he said.
You stay classy Patrick Kane! I love hearing about people that get into a confrontation and bust out the “don’t you know who I am” line.
Kane faces charges of second-degree robbery, fourth-degree criminal mischief and theft of service charges – all over two dimes, four nickels or 20 pennies, whichever way you want to look at it.
We’ve all got a buddy or two that’s known for being a little cheap, but I don’t know anyone who’s that cheap!
Kane and his cousin pleaded not guilty.
This will be an interesting one to watch – do you think the NHL will jump in with a suspension?