On September 2, Las Vegas taxi driver Adam Woldemarim found a laptop case stuffed with cash in the back of his vehicle.
Total amount inside the case: $221,510.
The 42-year-old cabbie checked in with the friend who drove the vehicle earlier in the day, then brought the cash-filled case to the security office at Frias Transportation Management, which owns his company, Virgin Valley Cab.
It wasn't long before Woldemarim received a phone call from the office asking him to return. The passenger who accidentally abandoned the case wanted to meet him.
The passenger had won the money at Wynn Las Vegas and managed to leave behind his winnings on the way to the airport.
He hugged Woldemarim and handed him a $2,000 tip.
While some of Woldemarim's friends were unimpressed with the less-than-one-per-cent tip — $20,000 would have been 10 per cent, and the going rate for tipping in Vegas is more like 15 or 20 per cent — Woldemarim, who wasn't expecting anything, was touched by the gesture.
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