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A Taxi Driver Who Drove 75 Miles To Give Manuel Neuer His Lost Wallet Back Left 'Bitterly Disappointed'

Jack Kenmare

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A Taxi Driver Who Drove 75 Miles To Give Manuel Neuer His Lost Wallet Back Left 'Bitterly Disappointed'

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

A taxi driver who made a 120km (74.5 mile) journey to give Manuel Neuer his lost wallet back was left 'bitterly disappointed' following his efforts.

The man, who has been named as 'Hazir S.' by reports, drove Neuer and a friend from Munich's Odeonsplatz to an apartment building in the Lehel district, according to Sky Germany.

Hazir recognized Neuer "immediately" but didn't approach the Bayern Munich goalkeeper. After a short drive to his destination, the taxi driver continued to work throughout the day.

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

But when he cleaned the vehicle later on, he went on to make a discovery. Neuer had left his wallet in the car.

Hazir knew it was Neuer's wallet as his name and address was visible on a card. There was also 'probably' €800 in the wallet, as well as a Visa Card Platinum and a black Mastercard.

The taxi driver was intent on returning the wallet to its owner and thanks to a passer-by, he managed to deliver the wallet to Neuer's manager at Tegernsee – a town in the Miesbach district of Bavaria – along with his own contact details.

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

Two weeks later, Hazir was left 'outraged' after he received a jersey in the mail without comment.

After travelling 'at least' 120km to deliver the wallet, the taxi driver has admitted to being disappointed by the so-called reward, especially considering he spent a reported €400 on the journey.

"This finder's fee is a mockery. I have four children," he said via Sky Germany. "I can't do anything with the jersey."

By law, a finder with a value of €500 is entitled to five percent of the total value. For everything over €500, there is only an additional three percent. 

So five percent of the €500 found in Neuer's wallet corresponds to €25 and for the remaining amount of €300, three percent is added – which is €9.

If you do the math, this means the finder is entitled to €34, which is generally less than the market value of a FC Bayern jersey shirt.

That being said, the report claims Hazir spent a total of €400 on the journey.

Topics: Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich, Bundesliga

Jack Kenmare
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