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'Lottery maniac' nabs cabbie thief

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A taxi driver who allegedly stole from more than a dozen passengers after asking for their help was finally arrested on Wednesday, after bizarre help from a self-styled lottery enthusiast. 

Police said the taxi driver's method was to pretend he had run out of fuel, and ask his passengers to help him push the taxi off the road. When they got out to help, he sped away with their possessions.

But a serious lottery addict caught him up.

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