By COLlive reporter
19 year-old Lubavitch girl Yael Y. landed Wednesday in JFK in high spirits – it was her first time in the U.S.
The Israeli resident and her friends – who arrived to spend the Tishrei holidays – hailed a nearby livery cab service.
Arriving in Crown Heights, the driver left the four off in two stops and hurried off.
Minutes later Yael realized her most precious baggage was left in the taxi.
Among the valuables were her passport, $2000 cash and jewelry.
Her hosts – who contacted COLlive to warn future guests – has no way to track the driver down as Yael didn’t use an official Taxi service.
“We will contact the Israeli Embassy to cancel Yael’s passport and apply for a new one, and will go to the airport to search for the cab driver.
“You never know, he may still be picking up passengers at the same spot,” the hosts said.
Yael was left to cry. “I can’t believe this happened to me,” she tearfully exclaimed.