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Aussie charged $40k for dinner

Jarrod Sierocki

A napping passenger in transit from south to north Vietnam was awoken by a stinging pain in his right leg on June 10. When he looked down he found a hand yanking on his leg hairs. “I was on a plane from Hanoi to Saigon when I felt a stinging pain on my leg,” passenger Christian Ochoa said. “I was asleep and it happened to wake me up. I look and see this kid pulling my leg hairs. I immediately started recording because the situation seemed so absurd. “Apparently the kid was not used to seeing a hairy leg.” Credit: Christiano Ochoa via Storyful

AN AUSTRALIAN tourist has been overcharged to the tune of $40,000 by a restaurant in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, local media reports.

The restaurant manager, Tran Tuan Minh, 22, is facing charges of appropriating property after charging $39,544 to the Australian visitor’s credit card, for a meal worth around $1146, the VN Express news site reports.

The arrest stems from a meal last August at the Nightfall restaurant.

The 45-year-old…

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