A Paris court has jailed a fake taxi driver for eight months for demanding that a Thai couple pay €247 (£219; $281) for a trip from the airport.
The tourists’ video of their argument with him went viral on YouTube. A ride from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport to central Paris usually costs €45-55.
The couple offered to pay him €200 provided he let them out.
Identified only as Enock C, the driver was found guilty of fraud and extortion involving threats.
In the video he claimed to be working for a private taxi service – known as VTC in French – called Chauffeur Privé. Read more