Cab driver returns lost diamonds – Jeweller promises reward

Published: November 19, 2005 | 2774th good news item since 2003

A New York City jeweler is feeling thankful this weekend for the honesty of a cab driver thousands of miles away.

Jeweler Eric Austein was in a cab in the Los Angeles area on Wednesday, when he accidentally left behind a pouch containing $350,000 in diamonds.

The driver, 40 year-old Haider Sediqi, discovered the pouch. Inside there was also a cell phone bill, which helped the cabbie track down Austein.

Luckily, Austein hadn’t boarded his flight for New York yet and was able to claim his precious cargo.

Sediqi says it never occurred to him to keep the diamonds.

Austein has promised a reward.

Published in Honesty, Values
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