Man Stumbles Upon $14,500 In A Envelope In A Parking Lot, But He Never Expected THIS To Happen

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"I once found a large sum of money in an envelope laying on the ground in a store parking lot. I went to the police and told them, I would not tell them how much or what it was in. I just left my name and number and said if they have somebody come in and tell me how much and some other ways to identify it I would give it to them.

The police basically tried to take it from me and I wouldn’t give it to them. After about 3 weeks of no phone calls from the police, I ran an add in a local newspaper and the first day I got at least 25-30 different phone calls and you wouldn’t believe the scam artistry and downright belligerence of the people that called me.

The next morning the phone rang at a little after 6 AM, and it was an elderly gentleman who said the amount was $14,500 in a large white business envelope 13k of it was $100 bills the rest was $20’s. He had sold an antique car, met the person in the parking lot of the store I found it in and didn’t know how he lost it. He was going to give the money to his granddaughter for college. I am glad I didn’t give it to the police because I know it would have never made it back to him.

He offered me a reward and I respectfully refused because I don’t expect to be paid for doing the right thing."

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