A 36-year-old cab driver in Shenzhen became a shining example of moral thoughtfulness when he returned around 300 pieces of gold jewelry that had been left behind in his cab. The necklaces are pure gold, weigh approximately 1kg all together and are estimated to be worth 250,000 RMB.
Yesterday at around 11:30 a.m., one of Yang Bojian’s passengers noticed a black plastic bag lying beneath the passenger seat. Inside, the cabbie was shocked to find a bulk of thin gold necklaces. Yang knew the jewelry didn’t belong to this particular passenger, as he’d entered the cab empty-handed, but he had no idea who might’ve left the bag.
The cab driver, who only brings in around six to seven thousand yuan in monthly wages, admits that he was tempted to keep the treasure trove of necklaces for himself, but finally decided to hand the jewelry over to authorities.
Yang revealed that he has been working as taxi driver since 2001, and said he always returns cell phones and other items left behind in his car. The owner of the gold is yet to be identified, and strangely enough, he’s not the first idiot to carelessly misplace tens of thousands of yuan worth of gold in a taxi. A cab driver in Shanghai once returned a bag of golden bullion in his car that were worth a whopping one million yuan. He was given 200 RMB as a reward.
By Tanto Chen
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