This is the humiliating moment a British tourist is forced to apologise after allegedly fighting with a tuk-tuk driver – because he couldn’t find a LADYBOY.
The pair were said to have been riding around in the local’s rickshaw for several hours while trying to find a transsexual prostitute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Wednesday night.
But the taxi driver claimed the pair became aggressive at around 1.30am when their seedy search was unsuccessful.
A tall male blonde tourist speaking with a Home Counties accent was filmed making a grovelling apology to the local cabbie while police in green uniforms – struggling to contain their amusement – calmed the situation.
In a white vest which appeared to have been torn in the earlier scuffle, the man searches through his wallet looking for money to compensate the cabbie.
He says: ”I just wanted to see a ladyboy, that’s all, I’m sorry.”
The tuk-tuk driver in a blue hoody stands with other drivers and a number of policemen. The British holidaymaker, who has a male friend with him also apologising, hands him several notes while holding open his wallet.
He says: ”I promise you, it’s nothing. you check, you check, I promise, I promise, it’s all I have. No, my friend, he said oK. I’m sorry. My friend, I’m so sorry. That’s everything.”
The pair eventually shake hands and make up, with the taxi driver pocketing a total of 80USD – around half his monthly salary – before driving away with a beaming smile.
He tells the tourist: ”Listen no boxing. You know Cambodia, you like Cambodia, you walk and came around Cambodia. Ok, no boxing in Cambodia.”
Police resolved the situation amicably and the names of both the tourists were not recorded, with the matter considered settled after compensation was paid to the driver.
The tuk-tuk driver said afterwards that the men were looking for a ladyboy prostitute for sex but attacked him when he could not find one.
He said: ”I was driving them around since 3pm. A long time. A tour around the city of Phnom Penh.
”The two foreigners wanted a ladyboy girl and we were driving around until 1.30am in the morning. I could not find one for them.
”The men attacked me and injured me. The police came and they gave me 80 dollars.”