Bangkok cabbie returns fat wallet to Brit tourist

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A Bangkok cabbie bailed out a British tourist who had just arrived, and who dropped his wallet in the back seat of a taxi on his way from the airport to Pattaya.

Kamsin Meethongsan, 49, turned in the wallet containing the equivalent of about 55,000 baht and passport belonging to David Phillip Pennington, 40, at Pattaya Police Station Nov. 1.

Taxi driver Kamsin Meethongsan returns the lost money and passport to British tourist David Pennington.Taxi driver Kamsin Meethongsan returns the lost money and passport to British tourist David Pennington.

The driver said he’d picked up Pennington and another at Suvarnabhumi International Airport and, after dropping them off in Pattaya, discovered the wallet and passport in the back seat when he stopped to get fuel.

Pennington claimed his belongings and admitted he’d been a bit drunk in the cab. He’d then gone straight to a bar in Pattaya and discovered he’d lost his wallet when he went to pay the bill.

He gave the driver a reward for his honesty.