Boston Police report that when a man who got into a cab at Mass. Ave. and Tremont Street Friday afternoon left his backpack behind, the driver opened it up to see if there was any ID inside.
There was $187,000 in cash in it.
Police say the driver drove down to BPD headquarters and handed in the backpack. And not long after, police say, a man called in to report his backpack and money missing.
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.
Police did not say why the man was walking around with $187,000 in cash or whether they made any suggestions on how to apply for a checking account.