U of Ill. Student Taken for an Expensive RideURBANA, Ill. (AP) - Police say someone took more than $4,000 from a new University of Illinois student who had just arrived in Chicago from China.
University of Illinois police Sgt. Tom Geis said the 18-year-old student was looking for a bus to the Urbana-Champaign campus after arriving at O'Hare International Airport on Aug. 20. The student was approached by a man who said the bus wouldn't come for hours but offered to drive the student for $1,000.
Some bus services advertise fares of less than $30 for the trip.
Geis told The News-Gazette in Champaign that the two drove to Urbana. The driver then handed the student a hand-written bill for $4,800. The students paid the man all he had, about $4,240. The student also left his cell phone behind.
See other LocalNews news:85,000 Temporary Driver's Licenses Issued to Immigrants
Patient Transport System Unveiled at Scott Air Force Base
Centralia Man Appeals Driving on Revoked Conviction Based on Secretary of State Mailing
Work Release Prisoner Charged With Escape
Car Sideswipes Propane Truck on U.S. 51 North of Vernon