Cabbie of the year returned a king’s ransom in jewelry

Published: March 30, 2006 | 3893rd good news item since 2003

Last August, New York City taxi driver Hossam Abdalla held a case that contained nearly a (m) million dollars’ worth of gold, diamonds and titanium.
But he soon got something he considers more valuable: the satisfaction of getting it back to the jeweler who left it in his cab.

Abdalla was named New York’s cab driver of the year at a Taxi and Limousine Commission ceremony today. “Honesty for me is everything,” says the Egyptian immigrant who’s been driving since 1999.

Most of the drivers honored today were recognized for returning lost property. One returned a camcorder and videotape documenting a child’s recovery from cancer.

Published in Found, Honesty
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