An honest Las Vegas cabbie made a surprising find in the rear of his cab this week (Image: Hendrik Holler / Getty Images)
UPDATE: December 27, 2013: Although they often say that no good deed goes unpunished, for once, somebody whom did the best thing has really gotten rewarded for it: cab driver Gerardo Gamboa had a little merrier xmas after getting a $10,000 reward through the secret poker player to whom the $300,000 in cash belonged, as well as another $1,000 from his company Yellow Star cab and a $250 dining certificate.
Apparently like ransom money the bucks, still bundled in those $5,000 wads, was dropped off at undisclosed location by Mystery Poker Person for Gamboa's good deed.
Day when you're a Las Vegas cab driver, you never know who or what will end up in your taxi on any given. So veteran driver Gerardo Gamboa was unfazed when a Bellagio resort doorman, opening the cab's rear home to help a new customer in, noticed a brown paper bag left on the seat by the cab's previous occupant, apparently. He didn't also bother to check inside once the doorman wear it his passenger chair until he got to a light and curiosity got the best of him. Guessing that chocolates lay in delay, a peek was taken by him inside, with illicit thoughts in mind should his conjecture be correct.
'What kind of chocolates are they?' Gamboa pondered. 'Are they good ones that I could buy some for my wife as a present?'