Cabbie returns jewelry worth thousands

Feb. 3, 2009 at 1:35 PM

ATLANTA, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- An Atlanta cab driver says honesty mandated he return a Rolex watch, and diamond rings and earrings left in the bag of a traveler from Naples, Fla.

"It wasn't mine," said Walter Fernandez, who found the expensive contents in a bag belonging to Miki Cooper after he delivered her and her pet Shih Tzu, Tatiana, to The Ritz-Carlton, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday.

Cooper's black bag contained the Rolex, an iPod, three diamond rings and a pair of one-carat diamond stud earrings, said Cooper, who frantically called all area cab companies Saturday searching for a driver named "Walter."

Meantime, Fernandez, 64, a native of Uruguay, had called the Ritz about the bag and was able to meet up with Cooper, who hugged him, kissed him and gave him $200 as a reward.

"She was contentissima," Fernandez said. "Very happy."

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Shih Tzu
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Eli Manning explains pout face after Broncos' Super Bowl score
Watch Katie Holmes dance like Beyonce on 'The Tonight Show'
Warner Music to pay back licensing fees for 'Happy Birthday' copyright
Daring duo arrested for sex on Las Vegas' 550-foot Ferris wheel
Car spins out of control, lands on roof of California home