Gambler rewards honest cabbie
An honest cabbie was given a $10,000 reward last week after returning the $300,000 he found on the back seat of his Las Vegas taxi. The owner of the abandoned wad, a poker player, made good on his promise, handing over the $10,000 reward to the cabbie who returned the stash. Yellow Checker Star Cab Company also honored the driver’s good deed by naming him employee of the year, awarding him $1,000 and giving him a gift certificate to a Las Vegas steakhouse. A hotel doorman noticed a brown paper bag on the back seat of the taxi outside of the Bellagio casino and handed it to the taxi driver, who thought it was sweets. The driver said he had another passenger by the time he began wondering what kind of chocolates were in the brown paper bag. He peeked inside at a traffic light and spotted the cash. It took several hours to verify the identity of the owner and return the cash.