Man assaulted with WWE Title belt buckle
Aug 17, 2010 - by staff
By Evelyn Ratigan
The Patriot Ledger
Posted Aug 16, 2010 @ 04:38 AM
Last update Aug 16, 2010 @ 04:39 AM
A taxi driver said a Quincy man laid the smack-down on his head, whacking him with a replica pro-wrestling championship belt buckle after refusing to pay his fare, according to Quincy police.
Michael Escobedo, 31, of 118 Everett St. was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the belt buckle.
The cab driver suffered a cut on his head but told police he would drive himself to the hospital.
Responding to a call from the cab driver, police found both men outside 62 Safford St. at about 1 a.m. Sunday
The driver told police that he had picked up the suspect, who appeared intoxicated, outside the North Quincy MBTA station a short time earlier. While being driven to his home, the passenger told the driver, Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“Iâ€™m not (expletive) paying you,” according to Quincy police.
The cabbie said he then pulled over on Safford Street and told the passenger to get out. Escobedo then allegedly hit the cabbie on the back of the head with a large, gold-plated World Wrestling Entertainment belt buckle, which was not attached to a belt.
The taxi driver was treated at the scene for the cut on the head.