By The Nation
Thongprakai filed the complaint at the police station at 3.45am. She told police that she called the taxi at 2am from an entertainment venue on Soi Ratchadapisek 18 to return to her condominium in the Seri Thai area.
When the taxi reached the Nida intersection, she asked the driver to pause to use a cash machine.
After she returned to her seat, the driver continued the drive for a while. Then he stopped, saying he wanted to urinate. But the driver walked to the back door, opened it and tried to grab her handbag.
Thongprakrai said the driver cut her left arm with a knife during the fight, so she had to let go of the bag. She said she kicked the driver and then ran for her life.