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.
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