Video: Cheap-o cab passenger doesn't deserve diamonds

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
updated 2/8/2007 10:35:06 AM ET 2007-02-08T15:35:06

Every night at 8 p.m. on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann awards his daily pick for "Worst Person in the World." Some contenders are lucky — or unlucky —enough to be nominated more than once.

The bronze to basketball’s Ron Artest.  We all remember him from the 2005 brawl, when he and some of his Indiana Pacers teammates went into the stands to wrestle with Detroit Pistons fans.  He’s now with the Sacramento Kings and accused of cruelty, not to fans, but to animals. 

A criminal investigation ensuing after animal control officers took custody of his black and white female Great Dane this week.  Neighbors said the dog is often left alone in Artest’s yard without food or drink for weeks or months at a time.  Evidently Ron did not explain to his dog about road trips.  And where’s the mail man? 

The silver tonight, Angela Nellany, arrested outside of Sacramento, accused of trying to kill her ex-husband for his quarter-million-dollar insurance policy, trying to kill him with wasps.  She filled the heater of his car with wasps.  He’s allergic to wasps.  He’s okay.  She got, you know it, stung. 

But our winner, the unidentified passenger in Osman Chowdhury’s cab in New York City.  She left a black bag in the taxi’s trunk.  When the driver, Mr. Osman, found it, located the woman, returned the bag to her, the bag was filled with 31 diamond rings.  She was a jeweler.  The drivers reward from the grateful passenger, 100 bucks. 

Wait, it gets worse, Mr. Chowdhury had gone through all this trouble, even though the ride that she took in his cab had cost 11 bucks and she had given him a tip of 30 cents.  A 30 cent tip! Your diamonds rings should have been sleeping with the fishes in the East River, lady.  Osman Chowdhury’s cheap passenger, today’s Worst Person in the World.

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