‘The Moral High Ground’: NYC Taxi Driver Returns $100,000 in Cash & Jewels Left in Cab
When John James realized he’d left a bag with $100,000 worth of cash and jewelry in it inside the taxicab that brought him home, he figured it was as good as gone. “I thought it was the end of the world,” he said. But James has his receipt, as well as connections in New York city government, and was able to track down Zubiru Jalloh, the driver of the cab in which he left the small fortune. And fortunately, Jalloh returned the bag with everything in it.
When asked if he knew that he could have kept the bag and lied about finding it, Jollah, age 42, said “of course.” He then added: “But that’s not me. My religion [Islam] does not accept that.”
Jollah, who recently purchased his own taxi cab after saving for years, reluctantly accepted a $1,000 reward from James.