BRISTOL CROWN Court heard how Barked Mohamed (31) tried to withdraw money from the bank account of a woman who had thrown up in his vehicle.
Prosecution counsel Giles Nelson said Mohamed picked the woman up outside the Lakota nightclub in March in the early hours of the morning and tried to use her cash card to get money to compensate for the mess she had made of his taxi.
Mr Giles added:
There were several attempts to withdraw money from her account, in sums of £150, £100, £80, £50 and £30. All attempts were declined.
Defence lawyer Sarah Regan said Mohamed and his family were now living on benefits because Bristol City Council had suspended his taxi licence.
Judge James Patrick handed down a community order of 80 hours unpaid work, court costs of £300 and said to Mohamed: “You are a hard-working, intelligent man and I’m quite sure you will complete this order sensibly. I hope not to see you again.”