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Offline Cartman

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Santiago del Teide?s police
« on: March 26, 2011 »
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  • I was having a beer at the Central bar in Puerto de Santiago last night when a taxi pulled up with what appeared to be 4 English tourists. The lady who spoke Spanish obviously felt that the taxi ( not a local one) had ripped them off. There were police there and she went and spoke to them. The police went over and I don?t really know what was going on, but the appalling thing was that the police physically manhandled the middle aged lady, who by the way was about 5 feet tall and couldn?t have weighed over  8 stone.. At no time was she at all violent or abusive. The police were just rude and nasty. Is this really how we want to treat our dwindling number of tourists

    orange

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    « Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011 »
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  • Apparently so...

    divan man

    Re: Santiago del Teide?s police
    « Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011 »
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  • We were the people in the taxi on that night.We visit Tenerife regularly and always Puerto Santiago , because we always feel safe here,better than sunny Britain anyway.I have never been ripped off here,but on that night my faith in the local taxi's was smashed. We had had a fantastic night in Cueva del Polvo only for it to finish in being ripped off by taxi number 28 guia de isora on the trip back . We asked the policia local for help in this matter as we would ask a policeman in Britain and you can read the letter above to see how much help we got.  We will never trust another taxi here again,we have made a formal complaint to the local authority about the taxi and we will see what happens.

    Offline dablar

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    Re: Santiago del Teide?s police
    « Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011 »
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  • Report this incident to the Council Office on the top row of the shops at Playa de la Arena they have a department for dealing with complaints from customers who have complaints, it?s by the Tourist Office. I know from experience they get results.

    Offline Mr Max

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    Re: Santiago del Teide?s police
    « Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011 »
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  • Possibly part of the problem is that your problem covered two counties, Guia and Santiago del Teide, no excuse for being "ripped off" though.

    Tourist place in Playa Arena is probably your best port of call ...

    How "ripped off" were you ????


    orange

    Re: Santiago del Teide?s police
    « Reply #5 on: April 02, 2011 »
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  • I would guess they are waiting for the outcome of their complaint first at least.