Taverna went to police with the bag, and the money, in order to reunite it with its rightful owner. "It wasn't mine. If someone lost $10,000, they're probably going through a lot of distress," Taverna said. A woman who lives in Manhattan but was traveling to Russia left the cash on the platform by accident, and came to the 20th Precinct looking for her bag.
She is a lucky woman. It's a good thing Taverna turn the bag in because the next person would not have.