Las Vegas Cabdriver Returns Lost $221K, Gets Tipped Less Than 1 Percent: Report
Mixed Feelings Surround The Situation Weeks Later
A handful of weeks ago, a Las Vegas cabdriver found a laptop case containing $221,510 in cash, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday.
He returned it.
When a gambler, who said he won it at the Wynn, was reunited with the hefty sum, the cabbie, Adam Woldemarim, received a verbal “thank you” and a tip of $2,000.
That’s less than a 1-percent tip for returning the six-figure pile of cash.
Friends of the driver reportedly were disgruntled about the tip not being larger. Woldermarim himself seemed ambivalent about the size. According to the paper, Woldermarim works 12-hour shifts up to six days a week for a measly sum of $350 a week.
Stories of people stumbling upon money that isn’t theirs, and for one reason or another returning it, aren’t too rare. In 2008, a woman found $100,000 at a Cracker Barrel and instead of using the money to fix her teeth, managed to give it back to a lady who then offered a reward of $1,000. The woman who found the money didn’t accept it.
Sometimes the amount isn’t staggering. In 1991, People profiled a homeless lady who returned $400 to its owner. She later experienced a windfall of love from her community.
Follow Brian Pempus on Twitter — @brianpempus
|1||Vicky Coren Mitchell Is The First Ever Two-Time European Poker Tour Main Event Winner|
|2||Nevada Removes Gambler From Casino 'Black Book'|
|3||George Clooney Calls Steve Wynn 'An Asshole' To His Face While Having Dinner At Wynn's Hotel|
|4||Online Poker: Nikolaus Jedlicka Wins $916,000|
|5||Deutsche Bank Looking To Sell Las Vegas Casino|
|6||World Poker Tour Holds Championship Event This Year With Big Changes|
|7||Poker Hand of the Week: 4/17/14|
|8||Tiger Woods To Host Charity Poker Event|
|9||Eric Afriat Wins World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown|
|10||Blair Hinkle Wins World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event For Third Time|
|1||More Details On Poker Pro Phil Ivey's Alleged Cheating While Playing Baccarat At The Borgata|
|2||Atlantic City Casino Sues Phil Ivey For $9.6 Million, Says Poker Pro Cheated|
|3||Ed Miller: Four Bad Things Amateur Poker Players Say|
|4||Borgata To Pay Final 27 Impacted By Cheating Scandal In Poker Event $19,323 Apiece|
|5||The Top Five Cities To Launch Your Poker Career: Part Two|
|6||Comedian George Wallace Awarded $1.3 Million In Case Against Las Vegas Casino|
|7||'Technical Problems' Result In Massive $260,000 Overlay In Sunday Tournament On PokerStars|
|8||Phil Hellmuth Gives Poker Bracelet To NBA Owner|
|9||The Top Five Cities To Launch Your Poker Career: Part One|
|10||High-Stakes Online Poker: Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom Drops $1.4 Million This Week|