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Expat charged 2,300 yuan for 4km taxi ride

A TAXI driver’s operating license was revoked after he threatened a foreign passenger and took 2,300 yuan (US$376) after a 4-kilometer ride in Pudong.

The Japanese passenger took a taxi near Metro Line 2’s Longyang Road Station last month to go to a restaurant in Huangpu District. But after driving only 4 kilometers, the driver, surnamed Zhao, stopped the car at a gas station near Yanggao Road S., and demanded 2,300 yuan for the trip.

Zhao locked the doors of the car and threatened the passenger not to make any phone calls. The Japanese, who only had 500 yuan with him, was forced to give away foreign currencies worth 1,800 yuan.

Zhao took the money from the passenger and put him into another taxi he hailed before driving off.

The taxi belonged to Shanghai Mingtai Taxi Co. The foreigner filed a complaint after calling the hotline 12319, before the Shanghai Traffic Law Enforcement Team managed to identify the taxi and the driver.

Zhao’s license was revoked by the company and he was forced to pay the money back. Traffic authorities are trying to contact the Japanese who went back home after the incident.



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