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Cabdriver Found $221k In the Back Seat of His Van

Tags: Adam_Woldemarim, cabdriver, las vegas, taxi
Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by "T".
"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

  17-Oct-12, 19:43   #1
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Doarulle 
Joined: Sep '12
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Wow Big Smile THAT IS A HUMAN ... anyone else was i think hide the money... and don't tell anyone Sad 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

     
  18-Oct-12, 00:18   #2
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qzmag 
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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 ...

     
  18-Oct-12, 01:00   #3
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jessthehuman 

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that is a pretty tight-ass tip. $5K at least I think..

     
  18-Oct-12, 01:39   #4
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xdomagojx 

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"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.

     
  18-Oct-12, 07:24   #5
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pochui 

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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

     
  18-Oct-12, 09:01   #6
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lukasb 

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Pretty small tip. Doesn't really matter does it? since the guy who showed up was probably in league with them to pretend to be the owner of the money lol.

     
  18-Oct-12, 09:11   #7
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fatalsilence 
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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?

     
  18-Oct-12, 09:36   #8
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lukasb 

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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?

Maybe he lives next to the airport lol

     
  18-Oct-12, 10:58   #9
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Fakiry 

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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.

     
  18-Oct-12, 14:19   #10
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WinAllDay 
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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?


Perhaps he didnt want to tell the cab company that he was on his way to buy 5 Kilos of cocaine so this is the story he came up with. and its gambling winnings to make sure they dont trace the bills?

either that or there is a part 2 to this story where airport customs ends up taking it and taxing him 75% on it anyway.

all joking aside its nice to read stories about good people. its a nice reminder that they are still out there..... somewhere

     
  18-Oct-12, 19:55   #11
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vanillatte 
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sick!

     
  18-Oct-12, 23:31   #12
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mcedger 
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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

     
  19-Oct-12, 00:21   #13
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fcumred 

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Christ 1%.. what a joke.. I'd have given the bloke a bare minimum of $10k.

He was honest enough to hand it in. He could easily have said it wasn't there and pretended another passenger could have found it.


     
  19-Oct-12, 07:14   #14
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magatt966 

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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

     
  24-Oct-12, 08:24   #15
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cretz 

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omg .............why not to me happened something like that ? why ?

     
  25-Oct-12, 14:56   #16
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nipitiri3 
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i would of taken money and run fuk it ..... he need to work like lifetime to get that kinda cash .... he gets 2k only wtf pisses me off at least 20k would been decent ammount for that

     
  25-Oct-12, 20:27   #17
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Macubaas 
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I definately have to agree with all that posted above, he should definately get more than that!

I think only in Vegas things like this can happen. I think that many people would have kept the money btw

     
  25-Oct-12, 21:21   #18
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Greenmohave 

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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!

     
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