Taxi Driver > “For Christ’s sake, it’s Christmas Eve!”

Posted On December 29, 2006

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A German taxi driver who shouted “Oh, for Christ’s sake, it’s Christmas Eve!” when a robber put a gun to his head scared the thief away.

The teen-ager opened the parked taxi’s door in the western town of Bielefeld and demanded money Sunday evening, police spokesman Michael Mehler said.

The driver refused and jumped out, shouting for help. The two scuffled briefly before the thief fled.

“The taxi driver’s resistance and reference to Christmas evidently unsettled the bandit,” Mehler said Monday. An 18-year-old and his 16-year-old accomplice were later arrested.