Blood, Sweat and Heels cast member Geneva S. Thomas was arrested Tuesday, after she allegedly dashing before paying her $18 cab fare in New York City.
According to the police report, the reality star was arrested Tuesday for theft charges after a taxi company complained that she took off without paying the driver, reports TMZ.
Police officers were able to track down Thomas because the driver took note of the address where she got off.
Geneva, on the other hand, claims that the complaint was untrue; issuing a statement that counters the police report and the charges. She also plans to sue both the taxi company and NYPD and has a court date set for January next year.
Thomas released this statement to Madame Noir:
On September 9, 2014, Geneva S. Thomas was involved in a dispute with a New York Yellow Taxi Cab Driver. Upon entering the vehicle, Geneva informed the driver of her desire to pay via credit card for services rendered and that she did not have cash. The driver became threatening and hostile following a line of question as he attempted to deviate from the planned route as a method to unfairly increase the fare. The driver became defensive and tried to force Geneva out of the vehicle in a highly trafficked area. Geneva placed two calls to 911 to diffuse the disagreement—once while she was in the cab and secondly upon arrival at her final destination. Geneva values the time and services of others, and was fully prepared to pay the agreed rate of $15.00. Geneva, along with bystanders on the scene, offered to pay, and the cops refused to allow anyone to do so. The New York Police Department proceeded with an immediate arrest without investigation. In this unfortunate situation, the New York Police Department’s unjust actions demonstrate an ongoing and well-documented pattern of behavior. The cab driver himself stated the arrest was unnecessary. Geneva finds these charges to be frivolous and unwarranted, and looks forward to proving her innocence. Geneva and her team will take action to create awareness ensuring this never happens to another woman in New York City ever again.