BANGKOK — A cab driver admitted to attempting to drag a woman away from her apartment building at 2am, an action he justified by saying she owed him 20 baht in fare.
For the altercation, footage of which was captured by the apartment’s CCTV system and shared online, Suracha Jenjab, 49, has been charged with assault, police said.
The woman in the video, who gave her name only as Orathai, told police Wednesday that she hailed Suracha to drive her to the apartment on Soi Ramintra 115 in the early hours of Sunday morning.
After the ride, which she said was otherwise uneventful, the fare came to 220 baht, but Orathai only had 200 baht, so she told the driver to wait while she went to her room to get the money. Orathai said she also left her bag in the car as a guarantee she would return.