Cabbie returns lost wallet with B150,000

A taxi driver in Bangkok has returned a lost wallet containing 471,000 yen in cash, or about 150,000 baht, to a Japanese tourist on Thursday.

Theerapong Poopan, 35, said the wallet was dropped on the backseat of his car after he drove a group of Thais and Japanese from Asok to Silom on Wednesday night. He then found out that the wallet belonged to Yasuyuki Takashi, 49.

Mr Theerapong called the Traffic Radio Society FM 99.5 to get help in finding Mr Takashi. The station then contacted a hotel near where the passengers got off and eventually was able to contact the man.

Mr Takashi said he works as an architect and came to Thailand on vacation. He said he felt delighted as he did not expect to get his wallet back.

He gave the taxi driver 18,000 baht as a token of gratitude.

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Discussion 1 : 14/02/2014 at 02:18 PM
Perhaps this cabbie has shown an example that the politicians should follow. But I seriously doubt it will happen.
Discussion 2 : 13/02/2014 at 10:22 PM
Exactly. If only the greedy corrupt ridden politicians could be as honest as this guy, Thailand would not be in this mess. Mr. Therrapon hats off to you sir.
Discussion 3 : 13/02/2014 at 09:19 PM
Khun Theerapon You are a very honest person. With all of the news about people scamming each other we tend to forget that there are honest people out there. I'm sure that 150,000 baht would have been nice to have but your honesty prevailed. Your parents did good in teaching you.
Discussion 4 : 13/02/2014 at 08:56 PM
Many Thai cab drivers seem to be among the most honest ethical people in Thailand. The politicians and bureaucrats would do well to follow the common folks example.

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