Tuesday, January 12, 2010

As Does a Man/He Returns the Lost Dough

Cabbie Returns $21,000 Left Behind in Cab:

The cabbie's name and his actions remind us what it means to step up and do the right thing, an important component of being a Man (or Woman...)

The link to the Daily News site (above) loads slowly so here's the text:

NY Cab Driver Returns $21,000 to Visitor
Associated Press
Updated: 01/12/2010

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. - A New York City cab driver is being praised for returning more than $21,000 lost by a visitor from Italy. Felicia Lettieri, 72, left her purse in a Manhattan taxi on Christmas Eve. It contained traveling money for her and six relatives. Police told them not to get their hopes up about finding it. The cabbie drove about 50 miles, to a Long Island address he had found in the purse. No one was home, so he left his phone number and later returned with the money. Lettieri's daughter, Maria Rosaria Falonga, told Newsday from Pompei, Italy that the cabbie also left a note. He told her: "Don't worry, Felicia. ... I'll keep it safe." The driver, Mukul Asaduzzaman, could not be reached for comment. He refused a reward.

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