A Boston cab driver who found $187,000 in cash in his taxi last week tried to return it.
Raymond "Buzzy" MacCausland told local media that he gave a ride to a man who said he had been homeless for six months. At one point, the man got out of the car and said he'd be right back. He said he was going to meet a friend, and he left a backpack behind.
MacCausland waited 20 minutes before going to the man's hotel to look for him. When he couldn't find him, he looked in the bag for identification. He was surprised to find three bundles of $50 and $100 bills.
"I opened the bag, (and) I saw the most money I ever saw in my life,” 72-year-old MacCausland told WFXT. "(I thought), 'I can go back looking for him because I know he's going to be looking for me, or take it home, change my life, or go to the police station.'"
He then drove to police headquarters to turn in the cash.
"My mother always said, 'Do the right thing. You'll be rewarded somewhere later, you know?' Maybe she's right,” MacCausland said.
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Lauren Stephenson contributed to this report.