Wednesday 9th February 2005
A Chinese truck driver was arrested for kidnapping two toll station operators to save the equivalent of £0.70. The driver, 21, from Taizhou city, Zhejiang province, was stopped at a toll station when he tried to drive off without paying. Police said he invited the toll operator, a woman called Hong, into his cab – and then drove off at speed. At the next toll station, he used the same tactic, inviting the operator, a man named Shao, into the cab and again driving off.