Los Angeles, CA – Two friends who hired a New York City cab driver to drive them across the United States for $5,000 have arrived in Los Angeles.
John Belitsky of Leonia, N.J, and Dan Wuebben of Queens reached California on Friday after a six-day trip.
The cab made a pit stop in Las Vegas, where the friends won more than $2,000 at the craps and blackjack tables. They told the New York Post that they woke up cabbie Mohammed Alam “with a shower of $100 bills.”
“We got a Catholic, a Jew, and a Muslim,” Belitsky told 9News Denver, referring to their lucky cabbie Mohammad Alam. The pair told the newspaper the idea for the trip was hatched during a birthday party.
The two friends haven’t yet said how they’ll get back. The cab driver says a friend will help him make the drive home.