Well, my Taiwanese female friend is now walking around with a bandage, thanks to taxi driver… and the police do nothing… here is the story.
Around 9pm, on a weekday night. Walks up and gets into taxi sitting at curb. After getting in taxi, realizes she wants to go into store so gets immediately out of taxi. After shopping inside she comes out… the taxi still sitting at curb. She starts to walk and the taxi driver jumps out and starts yelling that she needs to take his taxi or owes him NT$70.
She says she owes him nothing. He proceeds to chase her around on the sidewalk, she tries to tell him to leave her alone. She screams and yells. People around them do nothing. Eventually the taxi driver hits her a couple of times, a bit of a scuffle, and sometime during it all she ends up bleeding, and could up with a scar in a very visible location. Other taxi drivers start showing also… just in case the one can’t handle the girl I guess.
The police eventually show up and ask her what she wants to do. Confused after being attaked by the taxi driver, she asks what are her options. The police say she can press charges or sue him, but she will still have to pay the costs and there is no promise that she will win and get anything.
The taxi driver gets to leave, she ends up walking away with no consideration or assistance from police.
I apparently don’t understand the culture… and how it is ok for a man to hit a woman in Taiwan and no one will do anything…
ALL THIS OVER NT$70.