1: Someone Got Beat Up.
“Oh God I have a really bad story for this.
I used to drive a taxi for my uncle’s company. A guy gets in my taxi, says “just follow that car” and reassures me it’s nothing serious. Except when the other car stops, he gets out and runs to the car we were following and drags the guy out and starts hitting him in the face, hard.
I got out and was yelling at him and calling him an asshole for lying to me, and he got all in my face and threatened to beat the shit out of me too, said a bunch of racist slurs at me, then ran off.
The guy who got punched had his nose broken. The weirdest part is that he had no idea who that guy was.” – sayrhayten, Reddit User.
They were angry that the man had lied to them and was hurting someone else. It must have made them feel like an accomplice. However, we can’t seem to believe the guy who got hit didn’t know who the man was.
2: An Unexpected Passenger.
“Not entirely related, but I once had somebody jump into my car and I wasn’t even a taxi.
I was driving down the street in Boston and was stopped at a red light, minding my own business. Suddenly, my passenger door flung open and someone climbed in. Completely shocked, I didn’t even have time to react. For some reason it never entered my mind that I should be alarmed or concerned about this trespasser, so when I saw that it was an elderly lady, I just remained calm. Without skipping a beat, she said in a thick Russian accent, “you take me home, please.” So, I started driving.
I asked where she lived but she just said “keep going, I tell you when to stop.” At that point it dawned on me that she probably had dementia and that she likely thought I was someone she knew, or maybe even a taxi. Nope. After a few minutes of conversation, it was abundantly clear that this woman had simply picked the first car she saw, gotten in, and requested a ride. During the 10-minute car ride she asked about my life. I was in college studying psychology at the time, and when I told her this she said “you make good psychologist, very nice boy.” It put a big smile on my face. My grandparents had all died either before I was born or during early childhood, so I don’t think I had ever had an elderly person say something like that to me. It felt nice.
Finally, we reached an apartment building and she told me to pull over. When I put the car in park, she turned to me and said “thank you driving me today.” I assured her it was no problem at all and wished her the best, and her parting words to me as she climbed out were “very good boy, good luck with studies.” After pausing for a moment, I drove away and just kind of let it be. It was such a nonchalant and comfortable interaction that I resisted my temptation to immediately text friends to tell them what had happened. It felt like that would have cheapened it, or turned it into a novelty. It was just so natural and I went with it.
She’s unlikely to be alive at this point, but I hope she enjoyed the rest of her days. Godspeed, Russian-grandma-I-had-for-a-day.” – TheSukis, Reddit User.
They weren’t afraid because it was an elderly woman…although we can’t help but ask why their car door wasn’t locked. It’s not an everyday thing to pick someone up and drop them without knowing who they are. The good thing is it went well and he felt good about it too.
3: Agent Adventure.
“I’m actually a taxi driver (bike taxi/pedicab). I was hanging out a corner when a coworker of mine got a ride across the intersection.
Suddenly a guy walks up to me and tells me to “follow that cab, but keep a distance”. This guy looked current or ex-military: demeanor, haircut, attitude… has one of those earbuds like the agents from the Matrix. Exuded the vibe of being very professional/competent and not giving a damn at the same time.
So, I was born for this moment. I read all the Tom Clancy books as a kid, all the books about spy craft during WWII and the cold war, every spy movie ever made, etc. I kept about 100 yards distance and then would accelerate when they went around a curve anytime they were near a light or intersection (I have all the lights memorized) to ensure we would make the same light but a little later than they did.
At one point a car pulls up alongside and another guy switches places with the original guy and we keep going. After about 12 blocks the pedicab pulls over ahead of us and the guy tells me to pull over. Hands me $20 for a $12 ride, although I would have done it for free just to live my 9-year-old fantasy.
Probably just local cops, but I can dream.” – Populistless, Reddit User.
They were excited they lived their childhood dream of being part of a secret agent trail. Either the passenger was a local detective or higher. Either way, they got tipped fairly for the trouble.
4: Fast, Furious and Early.
“Ooh I’m not a taxi driver, but I was the passenger for a story that is similarly clichéd.
Back when I was an actor/active drug addict/alcoholic (what’s the difference, I know) I had a director threaten to recast me a week before the show if I was late to rehearsal again. To put that into perspective, recasting a major role after rehearsals have started is generally unheard of, and almost unthinkable so late in the rehearsal process. She was REALLY fed up with me.
On this particular day, I was running late as usual and had five minutes to get to rehearsal. It was a 10-minute walk or a 5-minute drive.
I flagged a cab, hopped in and said “I need you to take me to this address and, if you can, I need you to step on it.”
The driver smiled wide and said “I’ve always wanted to hear that.”
Cue him putting the pedal to the metal. Within 10 seconds we were approaching 65MPH on a 30MPH city street, weaving through traffic, clipping yellow lights too close for comfort, and generally whipping this cab around in an extraordinarily haphazard and irresponsible fashion. I was stunned; wide-eyed; in absolute shock and terror; unable to process that he quite literally heeded my request or that this was actually happening. I thought I was going to die. It was the best cab ride of my life.
I was two minutes early to rehearsal.” – Conman3880, Reddit User.
They were already scared they were going to be late. The cab driver, however, cleared that fear. Despite the dangers and close calls, he arrived safely and on time.
5: No Escape.
“I was in New Orleans once and a cab I was in got sideswiped by a drunk driver. The drunk driver then took off. I told the cab to follow him which he did. We ended up in a parking lot and we watched them go into an apartment building. Cabbie had the station call the cops. I wrote a statement for the cabbie and he called me a new cab while he waited for the cops.” – hilandhall, Reddit User.
They were nice to support the cabman in getting justice from the drunk driver. It was also nice of the cabman to help them get a new cab. The drunk driver must have thought that he escaped.
6: A Case of Dementia.
“Friend of mine is a taxi driver and this has happened to him. An elderly man rushed inside his taxi and pointed out loud to follow a red Toyota. This man never explains why to follow, just tries to franticly call to somewhere. My friend asked multiple times if they need to call police but the man just waved no and pointed to follow the car.
They circle around the town finally ending up to a front of a house where the car followed parks. As the car stop, man says “Hold on a moment, I’ll pay!” and jumps out of the car. An elderly lady steps out of the red Toyota and the man, apparently her husband, starts to scream “Why did you leave me at the mall??!!”. Woman is waving her hands screaming back “What are you screaming about, you are here??!!” and walks inside the house like nothing has happened. Man returns and pays the drive, being sorry about it all at the same time.
My friend thought they were following a burglar or something, but it turned out the lady just forgot her husband at the mall. Funny situation in a way, but sad in a way too as my friend said. Dementia…” – HZM70S, Reddit User.
They were wondering why the elderly man needed to follow a car. They must have understood when they found out it was his wife who had driven away. The man must have also forgotten that his wife had dementia.
7: Not Enough Space.
“I did that once as a passenger. We said it as a joke. We were in a group of 6 and couldn’t fit in a single cab. So, I went into the second cab and said, “follow that cab.” We expected the driver to laugh it off and ask for our destination. Instead, he just took off and followed the first cab.” – apawst8, Reddit User.
They were joking about it and expected questions that never came. The driver must have been used to such requests and so, didn’t bother asking. Or they already knew it was because they couldn’t all fit in the first cab.
8: Club Tales.
“I drove a taxi one summer in a party resort.
One night, 2 guys jumped in and yelled ” follow that car”, which was another taxi that I knew the driver of and I obliged. Turns out, one of their mates was drunk and decided to just go to their hotel w/o telling them. They only saw the guy leaving the club drunk and they thought he was going to a strip club without them. He was actually going to their hotel, as he was hammered.
Another time 3 girls jumped in the car and said “follow that car”. The car in question was a black sedan, tinted back windows. Yet wasn’t that shady. We follow the car for 15 minutes, leaving the resort going into a forest. The girls start freaking out, as one of their friends (also a girl) was seen stepping into that car. Yeah, turns out, that she just hooked up with some guy in the club they were earlier and she was about to suck his D when we pulled up next to them.
Weirdest summer.” – dyxless, Reddit User.
The first story, the guys were thinking their friends abandoned the, for somewhere else. The second story, the girls were scared their friend was getting kidnapped or was in trouble. Their conclusions were wrong in the end.
9: Undercover Runner.
“A personal trainer at my old gym did this. He saw a guy shoot another guy in the head and jump into a car, so he got into a cab so the shooter wouldn’t get away.
The cabbie followed the car for a bit until he learned that he was following a murderer, then he pulled over and refused.
Turns out, the shooter was an undercover police officer, who sped away because he thought the victim’s friends would get to the scene before the cops.” – gud_spelller, Reddit User.
The personal trainer was trying to catch the shooter. The driver must have found out what happened when they engaged in a discussion and he pulled over out of fear of trailing a murderer. The cops must have been found and the truth unveiled.
10: Short Pursuit.
“This sort of happened to me about 20 years ago. Not a taxi driver although I was driving down a main road and saw a dude running around with a baseball bat and then come cop cars parked on a side street. Young me decided that I want to get involved so I pulled down the side street and found a cop on foot a good distance away from his car. I told him about baseball bat guy and he gets on his radio.
Guess he got an immediate update on his radio, looks at how far he is from his car and he says, “Can you drive me down the road?” I’m thinking hell yeah, and tell him to jump in.
He does, and I am seriously driving around back roads with a cop riding shotgun giving me directions while on his radio. Only lasted for about 2 minutes and then he jumps out to pursue the guy on foot. Not a very satisfying ending to the story, since I never found out what happened. But damn it that’s my story.” – MrFictional, Reddit User.
They were interested in aiding the cops and getting involved in the hot pursuit. Although he expected it to last longer, it didn’t exceed two minutes. However, it was fun while it lasted.
11: Catching the Cheater.
“I asked a taxi driver that question many years back. He said that happened on 2 separate occasions and both times, a wife was trying to catch her cheating husband committing adultery.” – littlemissgullibell, Reddit User.
The driver explained his two experiences to them based on his female passengers who requested. They were both suspicious of their husbands’ activities. And wanted to find out if they were cheating or not.
12: Police Escort and A Woman in Labor.
“Been driving a cab for about a year now, usually working the 6p-3a shift. My dispatcher radios me to a house 5 mins till the end of my shift. Short 2 minute drive later (small city) I pull up in the circle driveway as a car pulls out the other end and speeds off, the largest man I have ever seen in my life comes barreling out of the house like a bull and jumps in my cab “Did you see the car that left, follow it”. I caught up to the car and followed it out to the highway, as soon as it got on the highway the car put on its hazard lights and floors it.
The mountain of a man in the back seat “My wife is in labor and my father-in-law is driving” tells me to catch up and he’d give a $200. So naturally I floor at it going about 90 mph in a 45 zone. His father-in-law happened to be the city police chief and had called in an escort, looked in my rear-view mirror and see 4 cop cars about a mile off and catching up quick, I panicked and almost started to slow down when he told me they were an escort.
Sure enough 2 of the cops go speeding past me like I was in park, keep in mind I’m still going 90 mph. The other two pull behind me as we still had 2-3 miles to go, another minute or two passes and we come squealing up to the E.R., two nurses already waiting outside. He thanks me, hands me the money and jumps out of the car.” – TheDevilsFoot94, Reddit User.
They were afraid they were in the wrong when they saw the escort. They must have felt something else was happening but thankfully all was well. He also got the money promised in the end.
13: Couldn’t Catch Up.
“Not quite what OP asked, but almost A colleague of mine (a UK police officer) was on foot patrol and saw a robbery in the distance where a driver was pulled from their car and the robbers drove off in their car. My mate did exactly as OP has said, stopped a civilian car and said ‘Follow That Car!’. The driver apparently went wild trying to keep up with the robbers (all the time with a uniformed police officer in his passenger seat, giving a commentary to his base).
They lost the stolen car, and my colleague asked his driver to stop – he got out, and let the driver go without asking his details. As the driver went into the distance, my mate realized he’d taken out his peg (truncheon) in the car and left it on the dashboard. Luckily the driver rang in later and it was returned. No idea what happened to the robbers, stolen car or victim, sorry.” – Tombub, Reddit User.
The driver did their best to catch up with the robbers but couldn’t. He was also fair enough to return the forgotten truncheon. We hope the case was solved later on.
14: Lucky Escape.
“Not a taxi driver but when I was 18 driving home late at night in Seattle and I was rear ended by a guy and when I tried to call the cops from a pay phone (it was 1992) he pulled a gun on me and told me to get in his trunk so I knocked him down and ran and luckily there was a cab sitting there at a red light so I got to jump into it and yell, “Drive, just drive!” he didn’t hesitate, just took off. Dude stayed with me at the 7-11 until the cops came, I won’t forget that, I was pretty shaken up. If you’re out there reading this now, thanks taxi driver dude.” – jeffvaderr, Reddit User.
They were attacked and almost kidnapped. Thankfully, they were able to escape and got a cab man. The cab man was also nice enough to make sure he was safe with the police before leaving.
15: Mistaken for Uber.
“I had a fare jump in my car, who immediately started berating about my car, and how Uber does not allow drivers to use two door cars.
This came as a surprise to me, because I was not, and never have been, an uber driver. I was just parked in front of the hotel waiting for a friend.” – Yunheid, Reddit User.
16: Fun Race.
“Not a taxi driver, but one time after a work party a bunch of coworkers and I were going to a different bar and we needed to take cabs. A few of us got into one and the rest in another. One of my coworkers told our cabbie, “Hey, if you can beat that other cab, I’ll give you an extra $20.” The cabbie smiled in the rearview and said, “Okay, buddy.”
He started weaving between cars until he got in front of the other cab. Then he perfectly timed it so he could get the other cab stuck at a red light while he just made it past. With that head start he had no need to really rush and he calmly got us to the bar first. I think he actually really enjoyed it and got a pretty nice tip for a short trip.” – -eDgAR-, Reddit User.
They were all having fun. Including the cab man. He was a good and clever driver and knew how best to beat the others without causing a ruckus.
17: Unusual Chaperone.
“The opposite: I was driving in London, utterly confused, as this was my first drive on the left side of the road and pre-GPS, so I had absolutely no clue how to get where I needed to be. So, I stopped a black cab (taxi) and asked him to chaperone me to the address. «Follow my car! » he shouted, and set off at break neck speed, down taxi lanes, weaving in and out of traffic. Remember that all black cabs are identical and London is teeming with them. I have never been so focused – or frightened – in my life.” – IngebjorgF, Reddit User.
They were frightened because of the driver’s speed and driving. They were focused because all the cars on the road were identical and he wasn’t ready to get distracted and miss the car. It’d be painful to follow the wrong car.
18: Need for Speed.
“I’m not a cab driver and I was never told to “Follow that car!!” but I was sitting at the Whataburger drive-thru one night and a guy jumped into my car and said, “I’m not gonna rob you or anything, but you need to get the hell out of here right now, two guys just ran me off the road.”
Ok, so that’s not an exact quote as this happened 20 years ago but that was the gist of it.
I thought he was full of shit so I started to argue with him, when I noticed two huge black dudes pulling a tire iron out of the trunk of a car, one of them pointed at my car, and said “There he is!”
They started running towards my car, so I took the hell off. They gave chase but I had a head start and knew the neighborhood. I was driving way too fast for those streets and hit a speed bump way to hard, but the head start gave me enough time to turn down a side street and kill the lights. I saw them pass the street in rear view mirror and waited a while until I dropped the dude off at one of his friend’s house a block or two away from where we hid out.
I apologized for not believing him and he thanked me for getting him away.” – moleratical, Reddit User.
It’s either those guys just saw the guy and wanted to kidnap him or something. Or they were sent to attack him. They’d have left earlier and probably escaped but there was no assurance. Thankfully, they were smart enough to get rid of the men.
19: Random Gentleman.
“I was actually the person who jumped in the car and said “Follow that bus!” and then “Try to get to the next stop before the bus, please, it’s important!”
I had forgotten my phone, and that was the only thing I could think of, there was no way I’d outrun the bus, had to cross a big boulevard and wait at the traffic light, and after that it was a long stretch where I’d stand no chance.
The guy actually made it, and even told me to just go and not pay anything ( to be fair it took him like a minute or two anyway but still ) so cheers to you, random genuinely nice taxi driver, you are a gentleman and a scholar!” – gwynb13idd, Reddit User.
They had forgotten their phone and was scared it was lost forever. The cab man understood their situation and didn’t even charge them. He probably knew how it felt to lose something and be confused.
20: Rickshaw Chase.
“My friend used to drive a rickshaw in a Glasgow. One night two huge guys jumped in and said “go!” and he did as he was told to discover they were being chased by the police. When he was (very quickly) stopped by the police the men were apprehended and were placed in a police van. Only to see the police van rock violently, the doors burst open and the men fleeing.
I’m not sure how much of that story is true, but two guys using a rickshaw as a getaway vehicle is the most Glaswegian thing I’ve ever heard.” – CapableLetterhead, Reddit User.
Just like they said, there may be parts of the story that aren’t true or just need clarifying. For instance, how did the men get away? Did the police men chase after them or what?
21: Hot Chase.
“Wasn’t a taxi and this kind of flips it around, but my partner and I had some guy take off on us on foot and we were chasing him down a semi-major road, but he was smoking us. Some random person in a minivan pulled over, yelled “jump in!” and then dropped us off just in front of him. The guy was totally gassed by that point and just proned himself out on the ground when we jumped out.
Seriously was like something in movie.” – tataleaf, Reddit User.
Although we don’t know if this was a police chase and they were after a criminal. Or the guy stole from them and they needed to catch him. It’s refreshing that they got help from a stranger who made them catch the runner faster.
22: No Tips.
“Not a taxi driver but a private chauffeur, I regularly drive drunk rich people home after luxury dinners with excessive complementary wine tastings.
On one occasion my customer got in, very drunk, and shouted for me to follow a black Jaguar. This was the car of his friend (who was DUI). For the entire ride, my customer shouted at me to go faster, while also on the phone with his friend, cursing at him and laughing. When the friend stopped at a red light, he ordered me to pull up as close to the Jaguar as possible, then rolled down the window and puked against the side of his friends’ car. “Ugly car”, he said, then puked again as his friend shouted through his car window how my customer “couldn’t drink like a man”.
That friend promised me a tip, but ended up speeding off after my customer had hung up the phone and started snoring from the backseat. I ended up having to carry my customer to his doorstep, no tips.” – coochieforbreakfast, Reddit User.
They didn’t mind all the happenings because of the tip they expected. Unfortunately, it didn’t come. They were, however, nice enough to get them home safely and to their doorstep too.
23: Hit and Run.
“Not a taxi driver, but…
I’m walking up to the West Seattle Street Fair with the GF, when BAM this Forester jumps a curb, and proceeds to side-swipe another car. Cross traffic magically connected the dots and we go running. Chick is still driving down the road, hits a traffic circle, keeps going.
Dude pulls up next to me and yells, “That’s a hit & run?” “Yup!” “Get it!”
I cowboy-up riding shotgun in dude’s pickup. We chase druggie-shit-bag down for about a mile before she stops, get her info, and get it back to the owner of the vehicle.
In the end, my adrenaline-riddled brain was so focused on getting her info, I didn’t call the cops, which I should have. I did find out through the owner of the victim car they eventually got her, though, before more damage was done.
Victory.” – Sir_twitch, Reddit User.
He should have called the cops. That would have made the whole thing easier and saved them time. Well, she was caught in the end and that’s good.
24: Family Reunion.
“I used to be a taxi driver a few years and this has happened on a few occasions but here’s my favorite and most wholesome.
I was called to a house in the suburbs, a small but well-kept house. I waited outside for a few minutes and got a little bored as he said it was urgent.
When they finally came out, they told me to drive to the highway and wait until we saw a baby blue jaguar. Weird request but I did so, seemingly an easy car to spot.
another 10 minutes pass meanwhile we’re just sat in silence. once we saw the car he shouted “FOLLOW THAT CAR” so i pulled out and started to drive, until the client told me to pull over.
the blue jaguar had pulled in too, turned out to be his brother who he hadn’t seen in over 4 years due to military work.
we talked for a good while, explaining their story and so on and then the client got into his brother’s car so they could visit their parents. :)” – lemonicedbaby, Reddit User.
We’re sure a lot of things raced through their mind wondering if they had made the right choice. In the end, it was a happy ending as he found out it was a little family reunion. He must have felt great to be part of their reunion story.
25: Just for Laughs.
“Not actually answering the question, but anyway: A few years ago, I called a taxi to pick me up, and when it arrived, I jumped in and said “FOLLOW THAT CAR!” The driver looked at me kind of strangely in the rear-view mirror, and I said “Sorry, I’ve just always wanted to say that” and he said “I’ve always wanted someone to jump in my car and say that!” and we mentally high-fived each other and had a lovely chat on the wait to the airport.
(And he got a huge tip for being such a sport.)” – OldSlug, Reddit User.
They were trying to know how it feels and the driver was wondering if something was wrong. He had to explain that he was joking and they both laughed it off. The driver had also been waiting for such opportunity so they clicked instantly.
26: Bike Chase.
“Not a taxi driver, but I’ve asked one to follow someone for me before. I was in Cambodia walking down the street at night, when two guys on motorbikes rode up beside me, one on each side. One of them takes his knife out and snaps my purse right off my shoulder (cross-body style purse) and they ride off with it. I’d had quite a few drinks so I was feeling pretty brave. So, I decided to run barefoot as fast as I could, chasing after them.
Realizing I wasn’t going to catch up with them, I see another bike pass me on the left and stop at a house a few yards ahead of me to drop a passenger off. I quickly ran up to him, hopped on his bike without asking and pointed at the men ahead shouting “Chase them they stole my purse!”, and we took off after them.
We rode for maybe a mile before we lost them down an alleyway. I have no idea what my next course of action would have been had we caught up, but well ya know… alcohol. I had the guy take me back to my friends and gave him some cash for the trouble. Lost my phone, my ID, credit card… thankfully not my passport!” – junipertwist, Reddit User.
They had gotten courage from the alcohol taken. They weren’t sure…didn’t have a game plan even if they had caught up with the thieves. Hopefully, she made a police report.
27: Refused Ride.
“I was at a bachelor party with 6 guys I just met. (Destination wedding in Vegas, my girlfriend’s friends.) Was actually a great time. We just spent the night walking Fremont street, getting cheap drinks do some gambling. The groom and his brother were dead set on getting some Coke. Me and a couple of the other guys were like “Sure, but it’s not a requirement”. So, after a few failed attempts, we stop at a mini mart to get some tall cans. I’m talking to one of the other guys in our group when we realize groom is talking to some sketchy looking on a mountain bike. We’re both thinking, “Hey alright, success?” When of course the dude on the bike peddles away as soon as he got money in hand.
Groom chases him for about 20 feet before realizing its no use. So, groom’s brother runs into the side street we were on, and immediately is able to flag down a yellow taxi minivan. We all pile in, me and the other few guys dying of laughter at this absurdity. As soon as the van gets going grooms brother says “turn right up here and follow that asshole on the mountain bike!!” That cabbie stopped so quick and threw it in park I fell into the seat in front of me (still laughing my ass off) cabbie says “NOPE, get the hell out of my cab!!” Ended up being the best part of my night!” – Yobazeke, Reddit User.
They should have just saved their money and refused the coke urge. The cabbie must have received either because he didn’t like chasing or trailing others from past experience. Or he felt it was dangerous to chase down a mountain climber.
28: Recovered iPhone.
“That was literally me in Berlin one night, I had just stepped out of a taxi when I realized – within seconds – that I had left my iPhone on the backseat. I hailed the next cab I could, jumped in and literally pointed and yelled ‘Follow that car!’ And we were on. I think the guy was pretty into it too, like both our childhood dreams had come to life. Got the phone back and we both had a laugh.” – SoggyGotBanned, Reddit User.
They were lucky they found out early. They must have dropped it by mistake or it fell out. Luckily enough, his cab man was happy to help.
29: Forgotten Laptop.
“Asked an Uber driver to help me track down a bus I left my laptop on. We found the bus on the map (tracked online) and then the driver managed to cut the bus off so I could get my laptop which was now in an empty bus without being stolen. The driver of the bus told me as I got of “I thought you were going to kill me”. – ObaidullahBaheer, Reddit User.
They needed to recover their laptop and thankfully found a cabman that helped them with the chase. The laptop wasn’t stolen. The bus driver must have noticed the trailing or was shocked by the cut off that he felt he was in trouble.
30: Help in a Time of Need.
“Not sure if it counts, but I had 3 ladies jump in my car late at night doing Uber/Lyft in front of a bar. They just started shouting “Drive, Drive, Drive!” As that happened 2 guys started banging on my windows so I took off, and said “So I’m guessing none of you are Andrew, right?”.
I ended up cancelling my ride, apparently, they were from Canada (I was in the U.S.), and these 2 guys were really aggressive and trying to get a ride with them to their hotel to party. I ended up giving them all a ride to their hotel, and thanked me for the ride to the hotel. Not sure what would have happened if I didn’t show up, it was really late and they (5) were the only ones in the parking lot.” – Render999, Reddit User.
It was a narrow escape for the ladies. Thankfully, the cabman was nice enough to cancel his trip and help them out. The ladies were not from that part and must have gotten into a little mix-up with the men and needed to escape.