He posted a message on Facebook on Wednesday night, informing friends about the incident and asking them to spread the word in an effort to track the taxi driver down.
His message came to the attention of the Harry Potter author who shared it on her Twitter page and it wasn’t long before Jamal’s search campaign went viral and reached the attention of the taxi driver.
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“I was worried that [the caller] wasn’t legit so Newstalk sent a driver out to retrieve the laptop for me. They had it waiting in the studio and surprised me with it,” the NUI Maynooth student told Independent.ie.
“The driver only discovered the laptop in his car on Monday and had tried to contact me on Facebook. They were afraid that it would go missing in lost property so they wanted to …