Robin Hood in the Big Apple

I love how Harjinder Singh Duggal describes America in Crossing The Boulevard: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America by Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan:
American people are the best in the world. Even the criminals are good. When I first came here I was driving a taxi cab, and one time a passenger put a gun in the back of my neck and asked me to hand over all my money. I gave him all the money from my wallet, $13. He said, "You're sure that's all you have?" I said, "Yes, sir." He made me empty my pockets, and then he (said), "Oh, you're a bloody poor fellow. I can't rob you." He handed me my $13 back, reached into his pocket and gave me a dollar. "Here," he said. "This is to buy your coffee." I let him out at the corner and thought, Wow! This is the most incredible country in the world!
Only in New York?