Woman calls police after cabby forced her to alight in Geylang at 4am

Woman calls police after cabby forced her to alight in Geylang at 4am
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A cabby allegedly shouted insults and vulgarities at a female passenger, as well as asked her to alight in the middle of Geylang, during an argument.

The incident occurred during the wee hours of Jul 29 and the passenger, Adeline A. Lok, took to Facebook to share her experience in a now viral post.

An ongoing SG50 promotion was supposed to give Adeline $5 off her taxi fare once she entered a code on the GrabTaxi application.

However when the cabby picked Adeline up, he told her that she would be charged the full fare as she had not received an SMS about the promotion, but heard about it from a friend instead.

When Adeline protested, the taxi driver said that she either paid the full fare or he would drop her off -- even though they were in the middle of the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE).

During the argument, the cabby allegedly stopped his vehicle somewhere in Geylang and told Adeline to get off.

She refused as "Geylang is NOT the place for a girl to be by the side of the road especially at those hours" and called the police.

Adeline wrote in her post that while waiting for the police, the cabby continued verbally abusing her.

She said, "He went on hurling more insults and threats in both English and Hokkien such as calling me names (obscenities and not), insinuating I didn't have money to pay and claiming he isn't scared of me and would "play" with me because he's got time."

According to Adeline, the cabby gave a different story, however, when the police arrived.

A spokesperson for the Police confirmed that a 'personal dispute' between both parties took place.

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