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Tourist Driver Threatens To Assault A Flight Crew Member At Bali Airport

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A tourist driver threatened a cabin crew member while offering his services at the Bali Ngurah Rai Airport area on Friday morning (22/4).

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The Head of Criminal Investigation Bureau, Iptu Kadek Supendodi, confirmed that a suspect, I Wayan S (a.k.a. Wayan Ompong) from Rendang, Karangasem, threatened a cabin crew member with the initials SF (age 27).

The victim came to the airport with his friend to receive the Covid-19 vaccine booster on Friday at 8:00 am. After doing so, both of them walked towards the motorbike parking area so that they could go home.

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But as they walked past the parking area of the domestic terminal, Wayan approached them. He attempted to offer his services to them, but the victims rejected him.

Wayan kept approaching the victims, forcing them to accept his offer. After getting rejected twice, Wayan got mad and threatened to assault the victims with a sharp object. Shortly after the victims managed to leave the airport, one of the victims filed a report to the airport authority through an email, while the other one posted a complaint on his Twitter account.

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After receiving the report, the airport authorities immediately detained the suspect and began an investigation. During the mediation between both parties, the victim agreed to end the case. He refused to pursue a lawsuit against the suspect as Wayan apologized and promised to stop his aggressive behavior.

“The victim has forgiven the suspect and won’t continue with his lawsuit,” Iptu Supendodi said.

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Klaus Hoffmann

Tuesday 26th of April 2022

Ja, ja "Entschuldigung", das kennen wir schon, wenn ich Beweise habe, gibt's eine Anzeige. Die Belästigungen der Taxi-Mafia auf dem Airport Ngurah Rai sind nicht auszuhalten, erst als ich nach der Polizei 👮 geschrien habe, hat das Schwein aufgehört, mich zu bedrängen.

Einmal hat mich und meine Freundin ein Taxifahrer mitten auf der Straße zwischen Denpasar und Kuta bei Regen rausgeschmissen, nur weil ich ihm gesagt habe, er soll mich nicht bescheißen und große Umwege fahren.

Ein anderes Mal hat der Taxifahrer den vierfachen Preis trotz Taximeter verlangt, Begründung: "Ich habe zu wenig Fahrgäste, schlechtes Geschäft" ...

Aber es gibt auch ehrliche Taxi-Unternehmen, an dieser Stelle ein ganz großes Dankeschön an "Blue Bird", ich gebe immer ein gutes Trinkgeld.

Und nicht zu vergessen die Nummer Eins für lange Strecken "GRAB", ein Segen für die Menschheit, auch besonders in Malaysia! 🤗 danke 🤗 danke 🥳

Wayan Bo

Thursday 28th of April 2022

@Klaus Hoffmann, Germany should start immediately with freedom efforts, instead to put oil into fire by delivering weapons to war countries such Ukraine, otherwise Germany can be rocketed and blown away. It’s older Russian military promise, that no Russian soldier should ewer again die because of Germany. - It’s better to drive yourself instead to depend on others. - Taxi driver was perhaps reading that German car industry is importing cheap parts from P.C.R. to install it into there expensive cars.


Wednesday 27th of April 2022

@Klaus Hoffmann, I had that same experience in Jakarta with a non Bluebird taxi.

Neil gill

Tuesday 26th of April 2022

He should be arrested by police for threatening with a sharp object. Isn't the policing anyway. Stop his licence for 6 to 12 months. The man must be punished

Thieves paradise

Tuesday 26th of April 2022

Get rid of all these harassing drivers from the airport. It's the very first thing a new visitor experiences when coming to Bali and it's very negative. Hundred annoying people hawking on the new arrival, then ripping them off with a long drive in horrible traffic, only to get harassed even more later on the streets by beggars and on the beach by more hawkers/sellers. This is the Bali experience that you offer.


Wednesday 27th of April 2022

@Thieves paradise, All these lowlifes need hanging up by the balls

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 26th of April 2022

Imagine tourists in such situation.


Wednesday 27th of April 2022

@Wayan Bo, That has happened to me, not only in Denpesar, but its worse in Jakarta, where I was driven to the wrong airport terminal, then had to get another driver to take me to the right one.

Bali drivers are less agressive.


Wednesday 27th of April 2022

@Wayan Bo,