How far would you go to get back 20 cents that's rightfully yours? For one taxi driver, it meant wrecking his car and taking a trip to hospital. A young couple flagged down a cab in Nathan Road, Mong Kok, after midnight on Wednesday. Both were apparently drunk and quickly fell asleep, according to the driver, who said he could smell the alcohol. They woke up at their destination in Sham Shui Po and paid the driver with a HK$20 bill. The meter registered HK$19.20. The driver, 56, insisted they were 20 cents short because an extra HK$1 had been added to the flagfall on each trip since the end of last month. The pair ignored him and got out of the taxi. But this was one insistent driver; he went after them. The male passenger became infuriated and started kicking the car. The couple knocked the driver to the ground and beat the living daylights out of him. The driver had also forgotten to put on the handbrake, so the car rolled off and crashed into a light pole outside a Sham Shui Po MTR exit. The two irate passengers took off before police arrived. The driver was treated for head and hand injuries at hospital and later released. We don't condone violence, but the driver knew they were both drunk and it was only 20 cents. Try as we might, we just can't feel much compassion for the victim.