TAXI DRIVER WHO RETURNED $187,000 LEFT IN HIS CAR BY A PASSENGER SAYS HE WAS "DISAPPOINTED" BY $100 REWARD.



Raymond MacCausland, a 72-year-old Boston taxi driver found $187,000 in caah after dropping a man on Saturday afternoon July 2nd and promptly, in good Samaritan fashion, returned the bulky sum to the police. He now says feel "disappointed" by the $100 reward given to him.


MacCausland, who has been working as a taxi driver for 50 years, said the man he carried in his taxi inherited the cash after living in a homeless shelter for six months. The money was returned to the unnamed man after police determine he was the rightful owner.

"I thought maybe he would give $500 or $1000, maybe one of those bundles," the taxi driver told the New York Daily News.

"I've never seen money like that before. It was quite a sight when they dumped it on the table."

He was relieved when police discovered the inheritance paperwork, adding: "I know if it wasn't they'd come looking for me."

"This hackney driver exhibited exemplary behaviour and his honest deed should be recognized," Police Commissioner William Evans said in a statement.

This is not the first time MacCausland has been inadequately rewarded for his honesty. He once returned a briefcase filled with $10,000 to its owner who gave him no rewards.








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