He was quickly arrested and charged with possession, a misdemeanor.
"This is certainly not the crime of the century, but it's in the top 10 on the silly-criminal list," said Capt. Brian Korn, commander of Center City's 6th police district and a 33-year veteran of the department.
It was just before midnight when two officers on nightclub detail spotted a taxi double-parked and approached to ask the driver to move, Korn said.
The driver explained Medvec refused to pay his fare, claiming he had no money. With the driver's and cops' permission, Medvec left his phone as collateral and went inside his nearby apartment to hunt for money. He emerged minutes later, asked the cops to leave and then tried to smuggle the baggie to the back out of the cops' view, Korn said.
"The driver said he was just willing to forget about it, but [Medvec] still tried to give [him] the baggie," Korn said. Korn wasn't sure how much pot the baggie contained but noted it was "a small amount."
Medvec couldn't be reached for comment.
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