Cabbie returns £13,000 left in taxi
Published 13/01/2010 | 09:18
A New York City cab driver has been praised for returning over 21,000 US dollars (£l3,000) lost by a visitor from Europe.
Italian Felicia Lettieri, 72, left her purse in a Manhattan taxi on Christmas Eve. It contained travelling money for her and six relatives.
Police told them not to get their hopes up about finding it.
But the cabbie, Mohammad "Mukal" Asadujjaman, drove about 50 miles, to a Long Island address he found in the purse. No-one was home, so he left his phone number and later returned with the money.
The 28-year-old driver, from Bangladesh, said that as an observant Muslim he could not accept a reward offered by the grateful passenger.