$35K worth of jewelry left in taxi

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City taxi rider says she accidently left a bag in the trunk of the cab containing $35,000 worth of jewelry.

Among the items was a $15,000 engagement ring she had designed herself.

Mariko Spigner told the New York Post  she realized she had forgotten the bag as soon as the taxi pulled away from in front of a friend's apartment in Brooklyn's Sunset Park Wednesday morning. But it was too late — the cab had sped off.

She said the missing items also included a $2,000 wedding ring, her green card and Social Security card.

Spigner, 42, is a Japanese citizen.

She filed a report with the Taxi and Limousine Commission, which is investigating.

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