On Friday afternoon, July 1, 2016, a Boston Hackney Driver picked up a fare in the area of Mass Ave and Tremont Street. Upon dropping the fare at his destination, the cab driver realized the fare had left a backpack in the rear seat of the taxi. In search of identification, the cab driver opened the backpack and discovered approximately $187,000 in cash inside. The driver immediately brought the bag and cash to Boston Police Headquarters and turned the property over to the BPD Hackney Unit. As officers inventoried the bag, they received a call from the fare stating he had, indeed, left the backpack in the cab. When the owner of the property arrived, he provided proof of ownership and, thanks to the upstanding, honest hackney driver, was reunited with his backpack and money.
Said Police Commissioner William Evans, "This hackney driver exhibited exemplary behavior and his honest deed should be recognized. His actions represent the high standards that our department has for our drivers."