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Honest Isaan taxi driver reunites passenger with 377,000 baht

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Honest Isaan taxi driver reunites passenger with 377,000 baht

 

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BANGKOK: -- An honest taxi driver who found 377,000 baht in cash on his back seat returned it in full to his passenger on Tuesday.

 

He said he had once lost 200 baht "and that was stressful enough".

 

Kanya Suksamkaew, 60, had taken the money out of the bank on Tuesday morning with the intention of using it to buy items for merit making, reported Thairath.

 

But she left it in the taxi at a gas station near Central Pin Klao in eastern Bangkok.

 

Driver Pitthaya Paocharoen noticed a bag on the back seat a few moments later and saw it was full of 1000 baht notes.  

 

So he returned to the gas station but the passenger was nowhere to be found. 

 

Then he took the bag to Samranrat police station where the owner was later reunited with her valuable bag.

 

Kanya said that she held out virtually no hope of getting the bag back while Pitthaya said that it was all in a day's work.

 

She gave him 4,000 baht as a reward while police at the station said they would prepare a shield to present to the driver to celebrate his fine act of honesty.

 

Source: Thairath

 
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Good to see an honest man ! :wai:

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You can't make stuff like this up... on the other hand maybe you could. Did a taxi driver rape somebody yesterday?

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Bt. 377,000 for items to make merit  ?

Her local temple etc must love her.   Little wonder some aspects of Buddhism has become nothing more than a commercial enterprise.

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She can come and make merit with me anytime.

I could use the money to make merit, then everybody would love me:wai:

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Carib said:

Good to see an honest man ! :wai:

Check the date, we can expect another in a month.

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Sure are alot of people leaving large sums of cash in taxis these days.

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4000 is a bit tight.For that amount 30 - 40 thousand would say a better thankyou.Bet he wished he nicked it now,look at his face.

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1 hour ago, colinneil said:

She can come and make merit with me anytime.

I could use the money to make merit, then everybody would love me:wai:

 

 

 

 

Do you mean make merit or make MERRY  ?

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this taxi driver is an exception, no doubt.

 

yes his honesty and good must be appreciated. good that the police are intending to present him a momento.

 

i suggest to launch a fund to reward him and hope that he ends up receiving much more than the figure involved in the case. this will not only publicity to this noble person but may also encourage similar reaction from other taxi drivers.

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You are a bitter cynical lot. Why don't you go back to where you come from.

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1 minute ago, Deerculler said:

You are a bitter cynical lot. Why don't you go back to where you come from.

 

Look, every time an incident happens it is always followed by a story like this. Some of us don't believe every other week people are leaving sums of money in bags to the tune of over $10,000 a pop on average. Fine line between cynical and gullible I suppose.

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1 hour ago, fatferang73 said:

4000 is a bit tight.For that amount 30 - 40 thousand would say a better thankyou.Bet he wished he nicked it now,look at his face.

It is still not too bad for an imaginary figure.

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1 hour ago, fatferang73 said:

4000 is a bit tight.For that amount 30 - 40 thousand would say a better thankyou.Bet he wished he nicked it now,look at his face.

 

If you are in a German taxi, the driver would have got nothing. 

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