Oz Olympic swimming star short changes cabbie

March 26th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Mar.26 (ANI): Triple Olympic medallist Eamon Sullivan was left red-faced following a drunken argument with a short-changed cabbie.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Sullivan left the driver short of his ten dollar fare after being driven home from a pub crawl at Kings Cross on Wednesday night.

After realising he did not have the money to pay the fare, the world’s fastest swimmer spent more than 15 minutes rummaging through his Sydney house for extra cash.

The 23-year-old returned to the waiting driver with only a few dollars and the cabbie went and complained to police.

Officers knocked on Sullivan’s door just after midnight but he was asleep. Flat mate and training partner Matthew Abood stepped in and handed the driver 20 dollars.

Sullivan publicly apologised to the driver for the incident on Thursday.

“I feel a bit disappointed and obviously embarrassed obviously of the misunderstanding and I just hope that he can accept my apology,” he was quoted, as saying. (ANI)

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