Australian tourist ‘robbed at gunpoint’ in Phuket exposed as fake

Patong Mini Taxi

Mini Taxi in Patong, Phuket. Photo: Jpatokal.

PHUKET: The 19-year-old Australian tourist who reported to police that he was robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning (Nov 24) after being abandoned by his taxi driver has confessed that his claim was fake, police have confirmed.

Terrance John White, 19, from Innisfail, Queensland, reported to police on Saturday that he was left by the side of the road in Nai Yang at about 3am that day after reportedly having an argument with the taxi driver over not using the meter to calculate the fare.

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By Tavee Adam
The Phuket News

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