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Patong motorbike taxi driver returns B10k left on seat

PHUKET: A motorbike taxi driver based at the top of Soi Bangla in Patong is being praised online for returning B10,000 in cash left in a small cosmetics bag that a woman had left on the motorbike seat.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 4 March 2018, 02:01PM


Ms Chan-Ya was very happy to have her B10,000 returned. Photo: Sompong Panaputae / Facebook

Ms Chan-Ya was very happy to have her B10,000 returned. Photo: Sompong Panaputae / Facebook

The motorbike taxi driver, Sompong Panaputae, 25, was hired by Chan-Ya Koedbanthit to take her from where Bangla Rd meets Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi Rd to a hotel on Phra Metta Rd, which runs behind Jungceylon, at about 10pm last night (Mar 3).

After dropping Ms Chan-Ya off, Mr Sompong returned to the top of Bangla Rd, where the motorbike taxi group that he works with (called a “win” in Thai) is based.

That’s when he noticed a small cosmetics bag sitting there still balanced on the motorbike seat.

Mr Sompong explained that he returned to the hotel where he dropped Ms Chan-Ya off and asked around in the hope of finding Ms Chan-Ya, but was unable to find her, and so returned to the top of Bangla Rd.

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Within the hour, Ms Chan-Ya arrived looking for Mr Sompong, and soon found him and her bag – and money – thankfully returned.

“Thank you that such a lovely person returned my bag. Thank you – if I didn’t have that money back I wouold be eating Mama (noodles) for the next month,” Ms Chan-Ya said in a Facebook post this morning.

Mr Sompong is also a rescue worker volunteer with the Kusoldharm Foundation in Patong.

“I understand what this can feel like. I once lost B20,000 that was supposed to go towards my savings for an ambulance that I want to own and operate on my own,” he said.

 

 

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Kurt | 05 March 2018 - 14:42:16

My compliments to Mr Sompong. A great guy with spirit.
Also a volunteer rescue worker, and has a future aim,  his own ambulance!

Island Man | 05 March 2018 - 08:31:26

I see why he returned the bag!

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