German Takes Accidental Cab Ride To Belgium
November 6, 2013 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
AACHEN, Germany (UPI) — German police said a man faces fraud charges after a taxi ride he took with no cash accidentally ended up as a trip to Belgium and back.
Authorities said the 27-year-old Aachen man was drunk when he climbed into a taxicab and asked to be taken “nach Hause,” German for “home,” and the driver mistook the words for “Hauset,” a Belgian village a few miles away, The Local.de reported Wednesday.
The man did not realize he was being taken across the border until the taxi arrived in the village and he explained his actual address. The driver took the man back across the border to his home and billed the passenger $94.65 for the ride.
However, the man did not have any cash and left the cab without paying.