MANILA, Philippines - Taxi driver Efren Mendoza got the surprise of his life when a lone carjacker stole his taxi while Mendoza was using a public urinal before dawn Monday.
Mendoza said he was relieving himself at a public urinal on EDSA corner Kaingin Road when a man jumped into the driver's seat and drove off with his MAMA taxi with plate number TXJ 896. The incident occurred at around 4:15 a.m.
"Bigla na lang siyang sumulpot tapos sumakay sa taxi. Sinubukan ko pang pigilan pero pinatakbo na niya," he said.
Mendoza said the carjacker was thin, stood about 5"5' to 5"6' and was wearing a black jacket.
Mendoza was not hurt in the incident but he lost the vehicle, his cellphone, wallet and a whole day's earnings.
"Natangay lahat. Pamasahe na nga lang ang natira sa akin e," he said. The driver is now cooperating with authorities to apprehend the suspect.