Jailbird lands return visit same day of release

Friday, April 6, 2012 - 11:46am

GRETNA, LA — A woman released from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center did not even make it out of the parking lot before she decided to commit her next crime. That’s because she intentionally called a cab, got a ride, then stiffed the driver of the fare.

Officials say Lynne Platt, 49, was first arrested on Monday, April 2 as a fugitive out of Kenner for Disturbing the Peace. She was released from the correctional center in Gretna the next day, and called a taxicab for her ride home. When she arrived to her home address in Metairie, however, she didn’t have the funds to pay for her transportation.

The cab driver says Platt got out of the cab, went into the home and came back with a $20. The fare, however, was $54. She gave the driver the $20, then ran back into her home and locked the door. The driver then called the Sheriff’s department when she refused to open the door.

When the deputy arrived he found Platt as she was trying to walk to a neighbor’s house.

Platt was taken back to the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center where she was booked with Refusal to Pay Cab Fare.

She was released later that evening on a $500 bond. No word on how she got transportation home the second time around.

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