Taxi driver takes the high road after finding World Cup match tickets

Amy Lopez
Dirty Tackle



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One never knows what might fall into their lap … or in this case, their taxicab. 

That was the case for 40-year-old Brazilian taxi driver Adilson Luiz da Cruz. 

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According to a story from the Spanish website Infobae, the incident occurred in São Paulo on Thursday night when da Cruz was working his regular shift. Toward the end of the night, da Cruz picked up two Mexican ticket scalpers (who were apparently very drunk according to the driver) and drove them to the Nuevo São Paulo Morumbi Hotel.

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After dropping them off, da Cruz finally headed home where he would be greeted by an interesting surprise.

"When I got home, I opened the back door of the taxi and found a bag with 40 [World Cup game] tickets inside it," he explained. "Sometimes these things fall into the hands of people who don’t worry about their items and that makes it more likely for them to lose it."

Instead of taking the tickets and making a decent profit for himself, da Cruz took the high road; he drove back to the hotel the passengers were staying at and returned the tickets (which included entrance to the Mexico-Cameroon and Spain-Netherlands games).

“I hope that they will be more careful with their possessions from now on,” he said.

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