fter a night of drinking, an inebriated man in the Shanxi capital of Taiyuan called a cab to take him home. It ended up being quite the expensive trip.
While the fare for the ride was only 20 yuan ($3), the man, surnamed Han, accidentally typed in a few extra zeros in his drunken state, sending the cabbie 20,000 yuan ($2,920) over WeChat Pay. After Han realized his mistake, he called the taxi driver, surnamed Wang.
However, Wang said that he was unable to return all of the money, sending Han 11,000 yuan and explaining that the rest had been automatically transferred to pay off a bank loan.
When questioned by reporters about how payments made to his WeChat Pay account were being automatically transferred to his bank account in this way, Wang changed his story, shamelessly saying that Han’s payment was “probably a tip,” adding that since he already returned some of the money, Han should let him keep the rest in gratitude.
Han doesn’t appear happy with this proposed arrangement, however, and has reported the matter to the police.
It’s worth noting that few Chinese cab drivers are as selfish as Wang. Last month, a Xi’an taxi driver made headlines for hunting down a group of visitors after one of them accidentally paid 6,500 yuan for a 65 yuan fare.