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Afghan cabbie finds & returns $350,000 in diamonds
Nov 20th, 2005, 12:01pm
 
Cabbie hands back 350,000 dollars in diamonds found in taxi  
 
Fri Nov 18, 2:35 PM ET
 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051118/od_afp/usafghandiamonds_051118193522
 
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A Los Angeles taxi driver distinguished himself by his honesty after finding a pouch filled with diamonds worth 350,000 dollars in the back of his cab, police said.
 
At first, Afghan immigrant Haider Sediqi, 40, paid little attention when he found the small brown pouch in the back of his car after dropping off a fare at Los Angeles airport on Wednesday.
 
But later in the day, Sediqi's jaw dropped when he opened the pouch to discover a series of clear plastic boxes filled with a fortune in cut diamonds, carefully mounted in Styrofoam.
 
The honest cabbie, a father of two who immigrated to the United States in the 1990s, immediately called police and handed over the king's ransom in precious stones.
 
The haul was returned to its relieved and grateful owner, New York jewellery trader Eric Austein, airport police said.
 
Other people's jewels are "not what you earned," Sediqi told the Los Angeles Times. "Someone else earned that."
 
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Re: Afghan cabbie finds & returns $350,000 in diam
Reply #1 - Nov 20th, 2005, 2:10pm
 
I hope they rewarded him.he deserves at least $20,000.
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Reply #2 - Nov 20th, 2005, 6:37pm
 
Great guy! Smiley
He will receive in return,I am sure.God never forgets acttitutes like that and nice people like him.
If he won't receive twice the happiness,so they kids will. Smiley
 
 
 
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Reply #3 - Nov 23rd, 2005, 8:49pm
 
Sure honesty is the best policy and it pays its reward..  Smiley
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Reply #4 - Nov 23rd, 2005, 8:57pm
 
Quote from Mashk   on Nov 23rd, 2005, 8:49pm:
Sure honesty is the best policy and it pays its reward..  Smiley

 
 Smiley  kiss  
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Re: Afghan cabbie finds & returns $350,000 in diam
Reply #5 - Nov 25th, 2005, 11:04pm
 

 
dear Mashk
   u r right.................... Wink Wink
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Reply #6 - Nov 30th, 2005, 9:14pm
 
Taxi Driver Rewarded For Returning $350,000 In Diamonds
 
November 30, 2005
 
LOS ANGELES -- Two weeks ago, Haider Sediqi reunited a passenger with $350,000 in diamonds that the man had left in his taxicab.
 
Now, Sediqi's act of honesty has turned to gold.
 
The New York jeweler who forgot the bag of diamonds sent Sediqi a $10,000 check and a diamond bracelet. Sediqi said the man's thank-you note meant just as much to him.
 
"The guy, he said I changed his life," Sediqi said. "That's very important."
 
Eric Austein left the diamonds in Sediqi's cab Nov. 16 when he got out at Los Angeles International Airport. Sediqi tracked him down through a cell phone bill he found inside the bag.
 
Austein promised him a reward, but Sediqi said he didn't think much about it -- until it arrived a few days ago.
 
Sediqi, 40, said he considered using the money to pay off credit card debt but decided to save it to help pay for his children's schooling. He gave the bracelet to his wife, Nasima.  
 
 
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Reply #7 - Nov 30th, 2005, 9:35pm
 
Nice to hear that lovely reward...........Honesty pays.....no doubt..
 
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Reply #8 - Feb 27th, 2008, 3:36am
 
Great!!!!! GOD  BLESS YOU!!!!  Hoping that there will be more like you!!! Wink  Smiley  Wink
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Reply #9 - Feb 27th, 2008, 4:39am
 

 
It is clear that in the US Jews can appreciate Muslims!
 
But, most importantly, people can be appreciative of kindness, all around!
 
I am happy for that fellow and his kindness and the kindness reciprocate.
 
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