Taxi driver attacked a customer at the airport, asking for 35 euros while the meter read 6 euros
Taxi driver attacked a customer at the airport, asked her for 35 euros while the meter read 6 euros
He demanded 35 euros to give her the suitcase, while the taximeter read 6.
A rogue athens airport taxi driver picked up a 64-year-old woman from Spata airport to a parking area near Eleftherios Venizelos where she had parked her vehicle and attempted to “skin her” financially by demanding 35 euros for a few kilometres journey (just five minutes from the airport) with the taximeter reading just 6 euros.
When the customer asked for the reason, the irascible taxi driver attacked her, demanding even extortionately the amount of 35 euros to give her her suitcase, according to protothema.gr
Eventually the woman gave in, gave him the money to get her luggage and then went to the police and reported the incident. She even gave the license plate number of the taxi held back by the parking attendant who saw the “hot” episode and the rogue driver is wanted.
The meter read 6€, demanding 35€
When the 64-year-old woman crossed the threshold of the Agia Paraskevi Security Department on Thursday morning and reported what happened the afternoon of the previous day, the police officers could not believe everything she described. As the woman testified, shortly after 18:30, she took a taxi from the Eleftherios Venizelos athens airport and asked the driver to take her to the parking lot where she had left her vehicle, which is located 8 kilometers from the airport.
As soon as they arrived the woman saw the meter reading 6 euros and gave the driver 7 euros, telling him that she was leaving him a 1 euro tip. The taxi driver then jumps out, approaches her just as she is about to open the trunk to get her suitcase and “blocks” her, telling her to give him 35 euros. The woman refuses and tries again to get her luggage.
But the irascible driver starts shouting, swearing and demanding 35 euros to give her the suitcase. In fact, when tempers flared after the verbal attack he moved threateningly towards her forcing the frightened woman to give him the money.
Once he had taken another 25 euros, he threw her suitcase at her and disappeared. The incident was watched in amazement by a parking attendant who gave the license plate number of the rogue driver and the 64-year-old woman went on Thursday morning to the Agia Paraskevi Security Department where she resides and reported the incident. In fact, in addition to a license plate, the victim gave a description of the taxi driver.
He was a man of about 55 years of age of medium build dark hair who was wearing a mask for the coronavirus.