[NEWS] Cabbie returns lost gold worth 1m yuan

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  1. yennus

    yennus Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    This is a cool story with a happy ending. I am delighted that there are still honest taxi drivers out there (though overall, I think Shanghai drivers are probably the most honest taxi drivers I've met in the world... so far).

    I think it would have been a nice of the bullion owner who lost the bag of bullion to have thrown at least a little bit of a reward towards the driver.

    I suppose doing good is a reward in itself.

    Extra blessings upon the taxi driver!

    Cabbie returns lost gold worth 1m yuan
    http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/Metro/2013/04/18/Cabbie+returns+lost+gold+worth+1m+yuan/
    By Zha Minjie | 2013-4-18

    A TAXI driver will get a 200 yuan (US$32.39) reward from his company for recovering a bag of gold bullion worth more than a million yuan that a passenger left in his cab.

    "I'm not greedy and just wanted to do something good," said cabby Ni Longchun, who works for Shanghai Dazhong Taxi Co and has been driving a cab for nearly 10 years. He didn't get a reward from the bullion owner.

    As Ni picked up a passenger on March 5 in downtown Huangpu District, he saw a black bag lying beneath the back seats.

    "Don't move," Ni said he warned the passenger who was looking inside the bag and appeared ready to take the bag.

    While the passenger claimed it was his, Ni said he would turn him in to police.

    The bag with the six gold bars had been left by Ma Yonggen. When Ma realized he had misplaced the bag, he called police and the taxi company.

    "When I was looking up the police, I also received the call from my company about the lost bag," said the cabbie. The passenger he had onboard got out and he drove back to meet Ma to return the bullion.

    "I sweated in a hurry to send the bag back," said Ni.

    "I have never seen so many bullion bars," he said.
     
  2. Jislizard

    Jislizard Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I wonder why the owner called the Police, leaving your bag in a taxi is hardly a criminal matter.
     
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    fishball New Member Silver Stacker

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    Lost property -> Give to police. I thought this was SOP everywhere?

    :p
     
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    Yennus, you have to be more careful carrying gold bars around. I know they are not Panda coins and the gold price has been sinking but they are still somewhat valuable.
     
  5. yennus

    yennus Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Hahaha... if I didn't get my bars back, it may have turned into a criminal matter :) eheheh.... joking joking :)
     
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    Jislizard Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I guess so, I have handed in a few wallets to the police in the past, but only because they are halfway between my house and the shops.
     
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    Naphthalene Man Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Did you leave the cash in the wallet?
     
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    Naphthalene Man Active Member Silver Stacker

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    what tight ar$e the bullion owner was.
    $32 reward. I know he will get good karma coming his way but i think the cabbie has a right to be a little disappointed.
     
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    I found a wallet once handed it into the police. Somehow the police gave the guy my phone number and he called and abused me. Accusing me of taking his cash! Apparently he got drunk the night before and someone took his wallet.
     
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    yennus Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Taxi Driver +1
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    yennus Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition 285
    " No good deed ever goes unpunished. "

    willrocks +1
    Wallet owner -1

     
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    Why did the police take your information down in the first place? I know that here in US if you turn something in and it goes unclaimed for X amount of time you can keep it so you'd give your info, but why would you do that for an empty wallet?

    As for him. It's pretty smart to go ahead and call and harass someone that you think is a criminal who had your wallet so knows your home address. What could go wrong?!?!?! :D
     

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