he Hefei Transportation Bureau has posted an announcement online seeking a boozed-up taxi passenger who accidentally overpaid 100 times too much for his taxi fare.
The cab driver said that he only noticed the unusual payment after ending his shift at around 10 pm on June 21st. By that time, it had been an hour since he dropped the passenger off. Without any way of actually contacting the man, the driver reported the incident to his employer, hoping that they would be able to find the passenger and return the money.
According to the Beijing Youth Daily, the taxi company said that the passenger was a “slightly drunk” man who was in the cab from around 8:53 pm to 9:05 pm. He used WeChat to pay for the trip, but accidentally typed in 1499 yuan, instead of 14.90 yuan.
After two days of searching without any success, the company then approached the local transportation authority in the Anhui capital to help look for the man.
As of yesterday, the passenger has still not reached out to the taxi company or the bureau.