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Con man fleeces motorists
THE man in the video clip below identified himself to ObsLife as Mark Bisset. He said he was stuck without petrol on the Hospital Bend highway intersection and asked the Obs-Life reporter to phone his friend to fetch him, as he urgently had to get to a wedding ceremony for which he was hired as a photographer.
Our reporter phoned the friend, Derrick, who said he was busy in Paarl, and could only come in four hours’ time. Mark then asked ObsLife for some petrol money - “just enough for about 15 litres” - as his wallet had been stolen just that morning.
Spare a thought for Mark, who regularly has days like these.
Obs residents who work at the UCT Lung Institute overlooking the highway alerted ObsLife to the Con man's activities.
They often see him flagging down gullible Good Samaritans on various points of the highway junction. He has also been spotted at the Browning Road off ramp off Nelson Mandela Boulevard.
The clip below is part of the conversation between the con man and ObsLife.