In Chicago, Illinois, a 64-year-old taxi driver has a simple explanation of why he returned a bag containing items worth a lot of money to a Florida woman, saying, "It wasn't mine."
Niki Pecker of Naples, Fla., was in Chicago during the weekend when she left the bag on the floor of William Hernandez' minivan. She spent Saturday night and Sunday morning trying to find the bag, finally realizing she left it in a taxi.
She said the bag contained items worth "plenty" of dollars - thirteen diamond rings, two one-carat diamond stud earrings, a bag of gold coins, a platinum bracelet, a winning lottery ticket worth ten million dollars and a Rolex watch. It also held her passport, driver's license and lots of credit cards,a key to a $60 million dollar house and another for her Rolls Royce.
Hernandez said once he delivered the bag to a Chicago hotel, Pecker hugged and kissed him, and gave him a $200 reward.
He then turned her in for identity theft of nearly 30 people's driver's license, credit cards, etc he had also found in her purse.
"Guess she'll give me a little more than $200 next time", reported Hernandez. "Cheap Old Asshole!!"