Las Vegas, Nevada - Jacob Brundage, a World Series of Poker (WSOP) player, states that he hit what you call an "emotional jackpot", all thanks to an honest Uber driver who returned his black tote containing $7,000 worth of cash and playing chips, which he accidentally left in the car on June 1.
Jacob Brundage, age 39, resident of Lakeland, Florida says he was missing his tote filled with playing chips and cash on June 1, and after some thinking, he recalled that the bag was inside an Uber car that he had used travelling between two hotels, from The Venetian to the Rio.
After failing to reach the driver via the app, Brundage sought help from a group of waiting Uber drivers, who he said were extremely helpful.
Finally, the driver called Brundage and returned the bag he forgot. He requested that he remain anonymous from the public. As a token of his gratitude, Brundage gave the driver $200. He also gave another $100 to the other Uber drivers who helped him out.
Brundage said, "It felt like a miracle, and I was very relieved. This man's honesty and integrity made me feel very blessed."
Spokeswoman for San Francisco-based Uber Maui Cheska Orozo says that this $7K amount is likely the most expensive item ever left inside an Uber car in Las Vegas.