An honest Las Vegas cabbie made a surprising find in the back of his cab this week (Image: Hendrik Holler / Getty Images)
UPDATE: December 27, 2013: Although they often say that no good deed goes unpunished, for once, someone whom did the proper thing has actually gotten rewarded for it: cab driver Gerardo Gamboa had a little merrier Christmas after getting a $10,000 reward from the secret poker player to whom the $300,000 in cash belonged, as well as another $1,000 from his company Yellow Star cab and a $250 dining certificate.
Evidently like ransom cash the bucks, still bundled in those $5,000 wads, was fallen off at undisclosed location by Mystery Poker Person for Gamboa’s good deed.
When you are a vegas cab driver, you never know who or what find yourself in your taxi on any given day. So veteran driver Gerardo Gamboa was unfazed whenever a Bellagio hotel doorman, opening the cab’s rear home to help a new customer in, noticed a brown paper bag left on the chair by the cab’s previous occupant, apparently. He didn’t even bother to check inside when the doorman put it on his passenger seat until he got to a light and curiosity got the very best of him. Guessing that chocolates lay in wait, he took a peek in, with illicit thoughts in mind should his conjecture be correct.
‘What types of chocolates are they?’ Gamboa pondered. ‘Are they ones that are good I could buy some for my wife as a present?’