Last updated on September 2, 2018
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The mother of a Canadian man has taken to social media to recount an experience she says her son encountered while visiting Playa del Carmen.
Jason Enwere says that while on vacation in Riviera Maya he was assaulted in a taxi and almost lost his life trying to defend himself.
Through her Facebook account his mother, Dorothy Ijeoma Eze, recounts the story her son tells of what happened and alerts others about how dangerous taxi drivers can be in Playa del Carmen.
“On February 19, 2018 my children and I traveled as a family for the first time to Mexico. This trip was for my 50th birthday,” she explains. She adds that on the 22nd, her son Jason almost lost his life inside a taxi that he took in Playa del Carmen.
According to Jason’s story, at 1:00 a.m. he got into the front seat of a taxi that had the driver and another man inside. The service was from Playa to the Bahía Príncipe resort at an agreed rate of 200 peso.
Jason noticed that the taxi driver took another route and almost immediately, the passenger in the back seat of the car began choking him and he ended up losing consciousness. He says he recovered and attempted to defend himself when he was hit in the head with a rock and fell unconscious again.
He says he was dumped on the side of the highway, but managed to walk several kilometers where he ran into police and asked for help.
He and his mother have since started a social media movement with the hashtag, #MexicoNeverAgain.
Jason has also appeared on Canadian City TV network to retell his story to a journalist after his mother wrote in to the agency. During the interview, thanks Jason saying he “often covers stories about Canadians being killed in Mexico, and this is the fist time we’ve talked to one that’s survived.”
The social media post has sparked hundreds of varying comments.