Vegas cabbie turns in $300K

A Las Vegas taxi driver has been hailed for his honesty after ensuring that $300,000 in cash found left in his cab was returned to its rightful owner, the Las Vegas Sun reported on Tuesday.

Gerardo Gamboa discovered the cash inside a bag that an unidentified passenger left behind in the taxi's back seat early Monday after a successful night of gambling, the newspaper reported.

Gamboa's employer, Yellow Checker Star Transportation, later rewarded the cabbie for his rectitude by giving him a $1,000 bonus and a dinner out for two, and named him the company's driver of the year, the newspaper said, citing accounts from Gamboa and his company.

It was not clear whether the owner of the cash would also reward Gamboa.

The cabbie could not immediately be reached by Reuters for comment, and his company did not return phone calls. City police declined to comment on the incident.

Gamboa picked up the cash-toting man early on Monday at The Cosmopolitan hotel and drove him to the Palms Place, where he received a $5 tip, he told the newspaper.

At Gamboa's next stop, a hotel doorman at the Bellagio discovered the bag in the rear of the cab, and thinking it contained chocolate left behind by a passenger, moved it from the back seat to the front passenger seat, the newspaper reported.

After peering inside the bag while stopped at a traffic light, Gamboa called his dispatcher to report the find.

Using hotel records, the cab company tracked down the passenger, who arrived at the company's office in sweats and a T-shirt - but without any identification.

After local police helped verify his identity, the man was reunited with his cash. He shook Gamboa's hand, took down his contact information, and said he would reward him at a later time, the newspaper reported.

"If he doesn't give me anything, that's OK," Gamboa told the Sun. "I'm not waiting for any kind of return. I just wanted to do the right thing, and I appreciate what the company did for me."

A successful night of gambling my a$$! First, if that was the case than the dude is a piece of shit for leaving a five dollar tip. Second, why not leave a sweet reward right there on the spot if this was cash you had just won? Something stinks about this story.

Fuck that. You leave your sack of drug money in my car and you are shit out if luck. Phone Post 3.0

Fucking dummy..

I would of said Merry Christmas to myself. Phone Post 3.0

TheMessiah - Fucking dummy..

I would of said Merry Christmas to myself. Phone Post 3.0
Some people don't make money their God.

That being said, if I was him, I'd be 300k richer :D Phone Post 3.0

Who the fuck carries money around in a bag?!

We talking man purse? Phone Post 3.0

Outlaw'd by Lytle -
TheMessiah - Fucking dummy..

I would of said Merry Christmas to myself. Phone Post 3.0
Some people don't make money their God.

That being said, if I was him, I'd be 300k richer :D Phone Post 3.0
Well true.. But since im not rich and its christmas.. I would of had to probably take the money Phone Post 3.0

Mob money. Cabbie wants none of it Phone Post 3.0

sgotwalks -


A successful night of gambling my a$$! First, if that was the case than the dude is a piece of shit for leaving a five dollar tip. Second, why not leave a sweet reward right there on the spot if this was cash you had just won? Something stinks about this story.

And no ID to claim the money Phone Post 3.0

If you are dumb enough to be carrying 300k and it's not enough of a priority to you to watch that bag with your life you shouldn't be too pissed when you lose it Phone Post 3.0

I don't think the mob or drug dealers the money belonged to would appreciate their carrier giving out rewards.  He'll probably lose a pinky finger or two for leaving it in the cab to begin with.

Scb669 - Who the fuck carries money around in a bag?!

We talking man purse? Phone Post 3.0
It's a satchel. And the rookie saying they would take the money have clearly not seen No Country for Old Men. Phone Post 3.0

Scb669 - Who the fuck carries money around in a bag?!

We talking man purse? Phone Post 3.0
It's a satchel, Indiana jones wears one Phone Post 3.0

Richard III -
Scb669 - Who the fuck carries money around in a bag?!

We talking man purse? Phone Post 3.0
It's a satchel. And the rookie saying they would take the money have clearly not seen No Country for Old Men. Phone Post 3.0
Damn beat me to it! Vtfu Phone Post 3.0

40oztofreedom - Mob money. Cabbie wants none of it Phone Post 3.0
Maybe this.

There would be little question as to who had the money. Phone Post 3.0

Who doesn't carry around identity these days? Especially to pick up cash. Then not taking another 1k out to reward tells me something not right or not guys money. Phone Post 3.0

Frank Gallagher - I'm pretty sure the cops would have verified with the casino that he won the before just giving him the 300k Phone Post 3.0


Either the casino was in on it with mob/drug dealers, or the cops were.  You just dont wander out to a cab in sweats and a T-shirt with a bag of 300K, leave it in the cab then pick it up without ID.  Like someone said, the whole thing reeks and there is a lot more to the story than is being told.

I dont know how people could misplace something like that. 300K? Phone Post 3.0

Vegas cabbie knows the deal, Vegas is run by mobsters and that money would have brought him and the cab company a whole lot of grief. Phone Post 3.0

Sippi Boy -
Richard III -
Scb669 - Who the fuck carries money around in a bag?!

We talking man purse? Phone Post 3.0
It's a satchel. And the rookie saying they would take the money have clearly not seen No Country for Old Men. Phone Post 3.0
Damn beat me to it! Vtfu Phone Post 3.0
Lol will vtfu when I can. Phone Post 3.0