A taxi driver gets the police involved when two young ladies are 80 cents short of their fare!
They fought the law and the law won!
Well, not exactly. This isn't like the great train robbery or Bonnie and Clyde, but it still ended in a jail cell. And all for what? I piddling 60 pence. This is how things go down in the UK: the po-po received a call from an angry taxi driver. Two clients, Sophie Heath and Yeva Wilcox, that he'd picked up couldn't pay the full amount of a fare, which had reached the giddy heights of £6,80 (about $9,20). Unfortunately, when they parked in front of Miss Heath's home at around 3 a.m., they were 60 pence short. $0,80. Yep, you read it right. They take their money seriously in Newcastle-under-Lyme, so the driver locked them in the taxi and drove them to the police station.
(This is what a taxi looks like in the UK)
Our taxi driver wasn't about to let go of what he was owed: the total amount had to paid in full, no debate, no haggling, even though the girls were obviously a bit tipsy and were on their way home to their parents' late at night.
Is this dude serious?
Yes, he was. The girls however were quite amused by the whole situation, probably due to the drink, and posted pictures and snaps of the scene onto their social media outlets. In doing so, they only stoked the fire burning inside our taxi driver's brainbox, who ordered them to wake their parents right away so that they could cough up the missing cash. When confronted with a great big no from the girls, he then tried to get the police involved. Yes, he went there.
Leaving young ladies outside, in the middle of the night, simply isn't cricket
Shocked by the ridiculousness of the whole situation, the two teenagers started to panic. Faced with a lack of reaction from the police force, who considered the situation not worth their time (and quite rightly so), the taxi driver left the girls… twenty minutes away from their homes. After all, 60 pence is definitely more valuable than the safety of two teenagers on their way home from a party in the middle of the night. OF COURSE IT IS.