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$5,000 New York-to-LA cab journey ends - with no way of getting back

Two friends decided to take a cab to Los Angeles. For no reason. Now they’ve arrived, with no way of getting home again.

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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, New Jersey, and Dan Wuebben of the New York City borough of Queens reached California last night after a six-day trip.

The cab made a pit stop in Las Vegas, where the friends won more than $2,000 on craps and blackjack tables. They told the New York Post that they woke up their patient cabbie, Mohammed Alamm “with a shower of $100 bills.”

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.


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