Man tells police he stole cab to make money to get brother out of jail

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Walid Rahmouni / photo from Cook County Sheriff’s office

Walid Rahmouni wanted to get his brother out of jail – but needed some money to do it.

So he stole a cab late Tuesday with the intention of driving it to “make some money to get my brother out of jail,” police said he told them.

His scheme ran out of gas, however, when a real cabbie spotted him in the stolen cab and flagged down a cop.

When officers spotted Rahmouni behind the wheel of the 2008 Ford Crown Victoria in the 3000 block of North Kenmore, the Northwest Side man jumped out of the cab – while it was still moving – and ran into the neighborhood, police said.

He jumped over fences and raced through backyards before deciding to wait it out under a porch. That’s where police found him. He refused to come out and got Tasered, police said.

Rahmouni was charged with possession of a stolen car and possession of burglary tools.

Rahmouni, 22, of the 4100 block of North Moody Avenue, was ordered held on $40,000 bond.

It’s not clear if he ever picked up any fares.

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