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Netizens go on witch hunt and spread details of $10 Caltex driver online

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It was only a licence plate number and a barely visible image of the driver that was posted but netizens have managed to dig up a large amount of personal information on the BMW driver involved in the Caltex petrol incident on 14 April.

If you haven’t heard the story, a BMW driver went to a Caltex petrol station and was given a full tank of petrol. He later claimed at the cashier that he had only asked for $10 worth of petrol and made the elderly petrol attendant foot the bill for his $125 tank of petrol.

The story was posted on Facebook with the following two pictures:

Photo Credit: Willie Kok

Enraged, netizens were quick to dig up information on the driver.

Photo Credit: Facebook

Details such as his name, occupation, neighbourhood, car registration details and his season parking subscription have emerged from the detectives of the web.

Photo Credit: Facebook

After the incident at Caltex, the company issued a statement on their Facebook page assuring Singaporeans that the petrol attendant did not bear the brunt of the cost and thanking people for their kindness.

Photo Credit: Caltex

If you’re unable to see the post, here’s what they said:

Good afternoon Singapore, we are heartened by the solidarity and care shown towards our team at Caltex Tampines. Thank you for the kindness and concern.

We want to assure the community that our Caltex attendant did not bear any financial obligation from the events that occurred on April 14.

Do be assured that our station manager, together with the management team are looking into this issue now and an investigation is ongoing. For any enquiries on this issue, do get in touch with us via PM and we’ll get back to you.

We do encourage everyone to refrain from any personal or group responses towards the driver or those involved as our team is already looking into resolving this.

Thank you for your support

At the end of their post, they urged Singaporeans not to go on a witch hunt for the driver.

Clearly they ignored this request.

Caltex is currently still investigating this case.

Camillia is always found with a book in her hand and her phone in the other. She loves food and doesn't understand how people can "forget to eat". She will also do literally anything for a good Instagram picture.

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