Cab Driver Raymond “Buzzy” MacCausland Turns In $187K, Gets $100 Reward

July 7, 2016 | By Garrett Montgomery More

A Boston cab driver turns in $187K belonging to a homeless man, and the story makes headlines. Raymond “Buzzy” MacCausland found a bag with $187K behind his cab; he turned it over to the police, who found the owner, who gave the driver only $100 for his honesty.

Raymond Buzzy MacCausland

A cab driver turns in $187,000 and gets a $100 reward, and many are wondering why such a stingy amount? On Friday, Mr. Raymond “Buzzy” MacCausland picked a man near Tremont Street in Boston, Massachusetts and dropped him few miles away.

Mr. MacCausland, a driver for the Independent Taxi Operators Association, noticed that the passenger left a bag in the backseat of the vehicle. The Boston cab driver waited about 30 minutes, hoping for the client to return, but he never did.

So, the driver went through the bag, hoping to find an ID. Instead, he stumbled on $187,000. The man had revealed to MacCausland that he was homeless and sometimes stayed at a shelter. The driver went to the shelter, and he was unable to locate the individual, so he drove straight to the police.

Soon after, the police got a call from the backpack owner. He came down to the station, proved the cash was his and gave the cab driver a thank you in the shape of a hundred-dollar bill. The paperwork indicated that the money was part of an inheritance. MacCausland said:

“To me that was a relief. Because I know if it wasn’t they’d come looking for me. He told me he was homeless and had been living in a shelter for six months.”

Police Commissioner William Evans said in a statement:

“This hackney driver exhibited exemplary behavior and his honest deed should be recognized.”

About 30 years ago, another person forgot a briefcase containing $10,000 in his cab. That person did not give him a reward.

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