Brave Taxi Driver
Photo Credit: Pexels

A brave taxi driver was asked for help after he passed by a robbery scene. Instead of offering reassuring words, he did them one better and chased down the suspects!


Strand, South Africa (25 April, 2023) —Who needs The Flash when you have a brave taxi driver that’s just as fast?

A recent robbery in Strand reportedly saw people robbed of their phones and wallets while heading home after a long day’s work. Two off-duty security guards along with other passengers were understandably shaken when things took a turn for the better.

Those who had managed to escape the ordeal saw a taxi driver approaching, whom they decided to ask for help.

Instead of simply offering reassuring words or a ride, the taxi driver understood the assignment and accelerated into action.

According to SAPS’ Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Pojie, the taxi driver chased down two of the suspects, and handed them over to the local police to face the music.

Although he was only able to nab two of the three suspects believed to be involved, the third suspect came forward to the police.

All the suspects appeared in court on Friday, largely thanks to the brave taxi driver who is now being hailed a hero in Strand.

Meanwhile, another heroic taxi driver was revealed recently, but not for fighting crime. A backseat passenger’s story of ‘the best taxi driver’ went viral recently for all the right reasons, after she witnessed him going out of his way to help a disabled passenger in need of assistance!

Source: SAPS
Don’t ever miss the Good Things. Download the Good Things Guy App now on Apple or Google
Have something to add to this story? Please share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens, or share your good news with us by clicking here or click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to, and he truly believes there’s good news around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:

Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll leave you feeling a little more proudly South African.

Facebook Comments

About the Author

Ashleigh Nefdt is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *