Taxi Driver Hands Back £10k


Walsall Man Praised For Honesty

A taxi driver has been praised after handing a pot of money back to a customer who left it in his taxi. Mohammed Nisar picked up one of his regular customers at Walsall train station and drove him to his regular destination at the British Car Auction.


However, that same day, a call from the council changed his day after they informed him that “something important had been left behind.”  Looking in his cab, Mohammed reached for the bag and simply placed it on the front passenger seat.


Half-an-hour later, the very worried looking man came back in another cab to pick up his parcel.


“He nearly had a heart attack, he was really worried,” said Mr Nisar, aged 55 from Hatherton. “He came up to me and said ‘do you realise what is in that bag?’. He later realised the bag was full of money, about £10k.


“He was very, very thankful. He had just bought a car but forgot the money. At the end of the day honesty is the best policy. There are some drivers who don’t return things but what is the point.


“If the council had not have called me and no-one had have claimed it after 12 or 24 hours I would have taken that bag straight to the police station. It is better me going to them rather than them coming to visit you.


“Mobile phones are the most common thing left behind but most of them now can be traced anyway. My message is to encourage all my taxi driving brothers that if they find something valuable just give it back.”


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