A woman has posted shocking footage online of the moment a taxi driver grabbed her friend’s iPhone off the car seat and stole it for himself.
The girls are heard getting out of a car allegedly registered to Toronto, Canada firm ‘Beck Taxis’, before one of them sticks their head back into the cab to say goodbye to the driver and he smiles and waves to them.
However, after having a few drinks the two girls didn’t spot the taxi driver first snatch the phone and conceal it from view. It wasn’t until they watched the Snapchat footage later that they realised what had happened.
What is particularly unbelievable is how brazenly the cabbie grabs the phone and hides it, without a second thought!
Writing on YouTube, the girl said:
On Saturday night I took a cab home with a friend. As she is exiting the cab I click onto my app Snapchat and filmed her exit thinking it was funny…little to know I recorded him stealing her cell phone as her back was turned to him as she was getting out of the car. Watch the beginning of the film and see how he doesn’t think twice and finally waves to the camera.
The girl adds that she posted the video to ensure other people don’t fall victim to incidents like this, adding, “If we didn’t have this video we wouldn’t have got the phone back”.
She says that the police were called and the thieving taxi driver was charged. Let this be a lesson to us all – always double check a taxi before you get out!