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October 10th, 2012
06:36 PM ET

Only in America: Cash Cabbie, a "Sin City" saint

On Tuesday, Piers Morgan used his "Only in America" segment to tell the tale of a saint, cruising the streets of Sin City.

"What would you do if you found a huge amount of money in the back of a taxi?" asked Morgan rhetorically. "We're talking Vegas jackpot money here. Would you call the cops or would you keep it to yourself?"

Introducing his viewers to cab driverAdam Woldemarim, Morgan noted that the Ethiopian immigrant was recently dealt such a hand:

"A few weeks back, while cleaning out his taxi, he [Woldemarim] found a computer case in the back. Inside was a cool $221,000 dollars in cash," Morgan explained.

In a town that makes its' living on easy money, Woldermarin made a seemingly very hard decision and returned the winnings to their rightful owner, earning a $2000 tip for his trouble.

"Piers Morgan Tonight" reached out to the automobile operator, who speaks too little English to offer comment. However, a close friend described Woldemarim as "a humble, modest, poor but happy man. He apparently never complains, never argues."

After hitting backseat Blackjack, but leaving his chips uncashed, the driver didn't even feel as though he'd done anything all that remarkable.

"He just thought it was the right thing to do," said Morgan.

"Only in America," concluded the host, might a man from a foreign land, journey to one of the United States' most impure cities, only to offer up an entirely wholesome value system:

"It was ... a pretty special thing to do, a pretty unusual thing to do," said Morgan. "And for that I think that Adam Woldermarin from Ethiopia is a hero."
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  1. Griff.

    "Too many movies have been made, about keeping, found, monies. It's not yours!, so why risk an unknown and immediate , future. This is really fun, Pierse. Just listening to CNN TV, but without seeing anything but what I want to see. There are no distractions, and I hear every word. Everyword!!!

    October 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Griff.

    "The wrong information is not INFORMATION!!!

    October 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Griff.

    "How can you Teach, when you can't even Think???

    October 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Joyce

    @piersmorgan Piers, you and the rest of the media, make false and inaccurate statements all the time. The intel community cannot know everything. I am pretty sure such false statements were also made on 9/11 so grow up! And you guys start a lot of lies...Mitt is not the (blank)....more like a piece of ....and Erin Burnett is just as bad at lying and starting lies on her show! Shame on you!

    October 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Griff.

    "You cannot Kid, a Kidder! Mitt Romney is guaranteed this election!! To even try and fool thinkers, is the biggest mistake anyone can make! I always think about the song by Christofer.. "

    October 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Griff.

    "It could be the biggest mistake Obama has ever made! Quoter: Unquote.

    October 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Nancy Hunt-Batek

    You all should be happy there are still honest people in this world. They need to be acknowledged. This man is blessed in knowing how people should treat people in the world today. Are you crazy not to see this?

    October 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Griff.

    "The Media are always on the Menu!! They'le eat you, skin and all!!"

    October 10, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Griff.

    Any, none, indifferent, media, is an open target: whatever season it is. ???
    Apartment Block, but without a Care Taker fit to service any part of it!

    October 10, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Griff.

    "Conflicting questions are what keep any media, on it's choice of words that are indifferent to a sufficiant answer?"

    October 10, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. vicky

    America lacks respect for humanity but highly respects money, therefore economy is more important.
    People are been murdered because our Government continues to cover up problems – the vaccination is a fine example. Also, pardoning over 300 violations from big donors that's causing people to die of lung cancer.
    The Democratic Party is giving the election away because of lack of leadership and finger pointing.

    October 10, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Griff.

    "I use WE! We elect our Leaders, so how can they Isolate themseves??"

    October 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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