Two New Yorkers paid a cab driver $5,000 to drive from New York to Los Angeles in one trip.
Mohammed Alam told CNN he left his crying family behind to take investment banker John Belitsky, 31, and English professor Dan Wuebben, 32, 3,000 miles across the country in six days.
One of the stops included along the way included Las Vegas, where the pair won $2,000, according to The Telegraph.
Belitsky wanted to take a taxi across the country after his father, a former New York taxi driver, told him no cab driver would take him across America.
It has been estimated that it would have cost $17,000 if the meter had been running the entire time.