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How Not to Rob a Taxi

A taxi driver in Reykjavík has used unconventional means to try to recover un unpaid fare of ISK 5,000 (USD 43, EUR 32). The passenger – a young man – had used the driver’s phone to go on Facebook but forgot to log out so the taxi driver posted a message on his account.

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“I was a worthless thief and a liar, the night I fled from the taxi without paying. I was dumb enough to go on Facebook on the taxi driver’s phone and did not log out. Yes, this is the taxi driver. I ask you to pay your debt, before noon on Monday, otherwise I will contact the police. To run from an unpaid taxi bill is the lowest of the low. You wasted an extra 30 minutes on my time, at peak hour, lying that you were taking care of the payment but then disappearing like a chicken,” he wrote.

The passenger replied to the taxi driver, writing: “I am sorry … I will pay you back what I owe you. I was broke, had no money for the fare.” reports that this is not the first time that the young man runs away from an unpaid taxi bill.


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