Both you and your "friend" should be charged $5 EACH just for having the nerve to post that nonsense on a "drivers forum" and pay $10 to each person who's time you wasted when they read your post actually thinking it was a legit post.
Then he owes rhe driver money. I don't care if I see someone ever in ny life. If I drive to them at their request, and wait ten minutes, the least they can do for me is give me $3.75. If I ever ask them to drive somewhere and sit for ten minutes, I'd be happy to give them $3.75.