Taxi Driver Returns 145,000 Baht To American Passenger

A taxi driver in Bangkok  returned jewelry and cash worth more than 145,000 baht to an American man who left the items in his car yesterday. 24 Sept 2014.

BANGKOK — A taxi driver in Bangkok has returned jewelry and cash worth more than 145,000 baht to an American man who left the items in his car yesterday.

Steven Hanson, 47, reported to Lumpini police yesterday that he accidentally left behind bags of jewelry in the taxi he hailed from Charoen Krung Road to JW Marriot Hotel. 

Mr. Hanson, who is a jewelry trader, got out of the taxi near Ploenchit Tollway entrance because the driver took a wrong turn, but only realised later that he left his belongings in the car. Police said Mr. Hanson estimated the value of the items to be "at least" 145,000 baht.

The taxi driver, Jakkree Sattanand, called police after realizing Mr. Hanson had left two bags behind. Today, Mr. Jakkree met with police and personally returned the jewelry and cash to Mr. Hanson.

 

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