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#1 Hum

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 18:17

VIENNA (AP) — Vienna's transport authority says a city bus driver checking a bag left behind by a passenger had the surprise of his life — €390,000 (more than $500,000) in neatly stacked 500-euro bills.

Transit authority spokeswoman Anna-Maria Reich says the driver handed the stash to police who tracked down the owner, an unidentified elderly woman.

But the driver has nothing to show for his honesty beyond praise from superiors. Weeks later, the owner has not contacted him to offer a reward.

The incident happened last month and Reich confirmed details first reported Thursday by several Austrian tabloids. It was unclear why the woman was carrying so much cash.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 18:22

I like how they write it like she's a bad person for not giving a reward. Sad that we expect rewards for doing the right thing so much these days. Oh well. Good for him!

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 18:24

Good guy

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 18:34

See there are still some decent people in the world.
Can any of us say we'd do the same?
I'd like to think i would but i'm sure i'd take a cut as a "reward" and then hand it in.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:31

He shoulda kept a 10% Finder's fee :p

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:47

Ok I don' t know the details. But if no one knew then why turn it in?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:22

^ Maybe it was her Life savings.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:37

I'm always suspicious of people carrying around that much money.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:17

I'm always suspicious of people carrying around that much money.

Innocent until proven guilty.
And good on him for his honesty.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:29

Innocent until proven guilty


Maybe in a court of law but I don't have to go by those rules.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:07

my bus driver is jonny cab


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:22

I'm always suspicious of people carrying around that much money.


Maybe she was a high roller at the Casino.



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