Pattaya Motorbike Taxi Rider Returns Lost Wallet with Almost 100,000 Baht to Foreign Tourist

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Pattaya —

An honest motorbike taxi rider in Pattaya returned a lost wallet with almost 100,000 baht cash inside to the foreign owner on Tuesday, June 27th.

The Win driver, Mr. Chamnan Sawangsap, 62, told local media that he picked up a lost wallet at his motorbike taxi shelter located at the front of Soi Buakhao 13 on Central Road.

He said he spotted the wallet on the ground after returning from delivering a passenger. The wallet contained various important documents of foreign nationals, as well as US dollars equivalent to almost over 100,000 in Thai baht.

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After a 10-minute wait in case the owner showed up, Mr. Chamnan decided to take the lost wallet to the Pattaya Police Station in a bid to find its rightful owner.

Shortly after Mr. Chamnan filed a report, an unidentified foreign man showed up at the station and claimed he had lost his wallet. The documents matched the man’s identity, so the police handed over the wallet to him.

Although he asked the press not to reveal his name, the foreign owner gratefully thanked Mr. Chamnan for being honest and returning his wallet. The Pattaya Win driver, meanwhile, said this money would not make him rich and he wanted to be honest. He still had skills and abilities to earn a living.

Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.