Driver in Las Vegas Hands Back $222K Left in Taxi (VIDEO)

Adam Woldemariam found the bag while he was cleaning out his cab just before the start of his shift on September 2nd. (Photo: KSNV)

ABC News
By Susanna Kim

An honest cab driver in Las Vegas has returned $221,510 that he found in his taxi to its grateful owner.

The cabbie, Adam Woldemariam, 42, was described as a “very nice guy” who is “very humble and religious” by one friend.

“He’s a down to earth guy,” said Alex “Baharu” Alebachew, a limo driver.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal described Woldemariam as a “big and honest teddy bear of an Ethiopian cabdriver,” was cleaning out the back seat of his van on Sept. 2 and found a black laptop case stuffed with $221,510 in cash. Read more.

Watch: Las Vegas Cab Driver Returns $222K to Owner (ABC News)


Las Vegas cab driver returns quarter-million dollars left in car – and he got a $2,000 tip for his troubles! (Daily Mail)


Talk about a cash cab!

A Las Vegas cabbie is being heralded as a hero after he valiantly returned a quarter-million dollars to a gambler who absentmindedly left behind his winnings on the way to the airport.

Ethiopian immigrant Adam Woldemarim found the cash stuffed in a black laptop case and quickly returned it to his supervisor, not even once thinking of pocketing the winnings as his own.

The winner was so thrilled to be reunited with his bills he gave Mr Woldemarim a $2,000 tip, no small sum to the struggling driver, and was on his merry way.

Read more at Daily Mail.

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