Daily Star


Fare was shop doll

- By LAURA NEIL news@dailystar.co.uk

A TAXI driver was tricked out of a £140 fare by a mannequin.

The cabbie was hailed for a late-night journey from Brighton train station to London by three men who agreed on a fee.

He dropped the first man off 50 miles later. At the next stop, the second man got out, thanked him and gave the destinatio­n of their friend in the back seat who was “asleep”.

But at the final address the driver tried to wake up the passenger only to find it was a fullycloth­ed tailor’s dummy.

Andy Cheesman, CityCabs boss in Brighton, said: “He was expecting the last passenger to pay, so he lost the lot.

“It is the funniest thing ever to happen to one of our drivers.

“You can imagine the stick he got from the other guys.”

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