Today's Good Deed Involves a Bus, Old Lady, and $500K
Vienna driver finds bag filled with fortune, hands it over to police
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2012 11:58 AM CST
A bus driver in Vienna found a forgotten bag on his bus containing more than $500,000.   (Wiener Linien:

(Newser) – Today's dispatch from the Good People Still Exist Department: When a bus driver in Vienna got to the end of his route, he discovered a bag left behind—that just so happened to contain a small fortune, reports Reuters. "At first I thought it was shopping or medicine," he said. But when he opened the bag, he found it was stuffed with 500-euro bills, totaling 390,000 euros—about $509,700. The honest driver handed the bag in to police, who were able to trace it, via a bank slip inside, to the elderly woman who had forgotten it.

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Dec 7, 2012 6:54 AM CST
I always carry my life savings each time I take the bus?
Dec 6, 2012 8:31 PM CST
Now that she has it back, what's she going to do, stuff it under the mattress? She'd better use some of it to buy a gun and a big guard dog.
Dec 6, 2012 12:54 PM CST
What was an old woman doing with 500K in cash?