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Honest Uber Driver Returns $7K Left By WSOP Player

Tags: 2016 wsop, Jacob Brundage, taxi driver, uber driver.
Posted on 16 June 2016 by "T".

Jacob BrundageLas 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.



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8 comments on "Honest Uber Driver Returns $7K Left By WSOP Player"

 doubletop77716/06/2016 09:39:49 GMT
What a nice story and it makes a change from reading about all the bad things happening in the world. Well done to this driver for his honesty and it makes a refreshing change
 damosk16/06/2016 09:46:38 GMT
This is a nice story....but isn't it sad how such a nice story about someone doing the right thing makes news. Why wouldn't or shouldn't the taxi driver keep the money safe and do all he can to find out who the money belongs to? It's a sad state of world affairs that we think this is newsworthy! Come on world.... Honest up!
 Calmplay16/06/2016 10:21:57 GMT
ahhh honest people they are very rare nowadays especially with 7k dollars under your nose. Good gesture Sir Worship
 pochui16/06/2016 20:30:21 GMT
wow what a fcukin nice story, just makes me cry all over my shitty keyboard. it's great to hear that there are morons, oops i meant gentlemen who are there to give you a hand (in the face?) when you need it... i will now carry my suitcase full of dollaros with total calm from deep inside.
 pajalnick17/06/2016 09:20:35 GMT
strange ... perhaps he was very drunk to leave money and chips in the car? or intoxicated he win? in any case, well then that ends well ... well that the driver got honest and returned everything that I forgot passenger
 DaCapo7120/06/2016 14:08:34 GMT
Respect for the Driver, he was a really serious guy! Brundage can pay a part of his winning, if he had a good run in the tourney and than this was a really nice storey to hear more bout this Thumbs Up We need more of this good characters in the world Worship
 Tony_MON7ANA22/06/2016 18:33:05 GMT
What a touching story. It made me cry like a baby.
Jacob must have been so relieved when he retrieved his money. An unconditional willingness to act as a civilized human being anonymous Uber driver has shown deserves admiration.
 bowie198403/07/2016 00:13:22 GMT
First: why is so hard to cash-in those chips after you won them, makes no sense to bag them up... Especially if you forget you have them and try 2 exchange them after the casino bring on a new set.
Second: once you have your money, just make a nice sized roll from it and put it into your pockets. Why is so hard in having common sense?

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