By Michael Walsh, NY Daily News – A cabdriver’s honesty shined as bright as the lights on the Las Vegas Strip. Adam Woldemarim found close to a quarter-million dollars when cleaning his taxi — and returned it. You talkin’ to him about thoughtfulness?
A passenger supposedly forgot his black laptop case filled with $221,510 in winnings from the Wynn casino in Sin City.
“I have never seen that much money in real life – just in the movies. When I saw it I was shocked,” Woldemarim told the Daily News.
Woldemarim, 42, from Ethiopia, brought the cash to his cab company’s security office.
“That’s not my money,” he told NBC News, explaining why he would not have felt justified in keeping the cash for himself.
He continued working for about an hour, when he was called back to the office.
A young man contacted the cab company claiming the money. The man tipped Woldemarim $2,000, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal.