"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" is a cliché that probably most people have heard of sometime in their life. Luckily this unwritten law didn't stop the following story from reaching the newspapers.
Back on September 2, the 42-year-old taxi driver Adam Woldemarim was cleaning out the back seat of his van before the start of his 2 p.m. shift when he found something between the seats. [...] Read more » Cabdriver Found $221k In the Back Seat of His Van
Joined: Sep '12
Age: 27 (M)
Wow THAT IS A HUMAN ... anyone else was i think hide the money... and don't tell anyone but the white guy should give him even $5000 ... that's my opinion... ofcourse ... $2000 is money... but if he lose 221000 ? ... should give him that 21000
Joined: Nov '11
Age: 28 (M)
good guy, this one. i realy think it's like 1/1000 would do like this taxi driver. imagine he could not longer stay and work as taxi driver... or just for fun few hours/day , or make his own . about money ...2000 ... abit low ... but more than nothing, and for that man who lost the money, could give more... since he could have nothing ...
"That's all?" they asked. "How about 10 percent, at least? That's $20,000!"
I agree with other cabbies. 2000$ for giving back 221 000$ is really low especially since the guy won it on gamble. I think that he deserved at least 10%. I don't know that many people that would return to the taxi firm that day or year for that matter, hats off to the guy. Cheers.
Joined: May '08
Age: 33 (M)
well yeah i must agree- 10% would be fair. after-all the taxi driver could've easily told that he didn't find anything and take the whole 100% lol. 2K is better than nothing, since the driver didn't expect to get anything, but it's a bit low. anyway nice story- shows that there are trusty people in these days too
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 38 (M)
What a nice discover this cabdriver did. The temptation of keeping it to himself must have been big, but he knew he was founding that money in his work place, he wasn’t the owner of the company and neither he worked for himself on a self-company register. He knew the owner of the bag could get to contact the company and, by the time and place of the service, it would be very easy to get to him. So he obviously did the right thing. And the reward was also very good. If the bag happened to be locked he wouldn’t even know how much could be inside, and if the owner would have rewarded him with that same value he would be happy in the same.
Joined: Feb '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 40 (M)
Posted by fatalsilence: Something don't add up to me in this story, on his way to the airport with 221k? I thought it was illegal to travel with more then 10k cash or am I wrong?
its only declarable if you are travelling out of the country, the guy could have been flying internally, USA is a pretty big place. As for the tip the taxi driver got, i think it is very generous 2 GRAND for a few hours of his time is a great reward it doesn't matter how much was in the bag, it would have been quite easily tracable, then its no reward and maybe jail
Joined: Jan '09
Age: 47 (M)
Italian law says you have the right to ask for a reward equal to 5% of the value of the thing found. So if one day it will happen to you when you are visiting Italy be informed you can take the owner in front of a judge if he is too stingy
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 54 (M)
Well I'm sorry, but I probably wouldn't have turned the money in if I was a cab driver for a living. Not knocking the job because at least it's a job, but be honest I just would have sat on it for awhile not doing anything drastic. Based on what I was hearing about the missing money would determine whether or not someone would get it back. And, the reward would have to be more then a mere $2000.00. It would be $25,000.0 or I'd have it all unless it was for childrens benefit or someone's health, life or death scenairio. If it was won gambling the reward may have to be $50,000.00 that still puts his winnings above $170,000.00. Sorry for being straight up! $2000 would have gotten him punched in the face!