A Boston homeless man found a backpack full of cash and travelers checks at an area mall Saturday, and instead of keeping it, he turned it over to police. The name of the Boston homeless man hasn't yet been released, but the backpack stuffed with money was reunited with its rightful owner, according to ABC News on Monday, Sept. 16.
The homeless man found the valuable backpack outside a TJ Maxx store at the South Bay Mall in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. Inside he found $2,400 cash, and $39,500 in American Express travelers’ checks along with other personal papers including a passport.
The homeless man then flagged down police outside the mall around 6 p.m. Saturday, and handed over the backpack telling them where he found it.
About an hour later, an employee from a Best Buy store located near the TJ Maxx store where the backpack was found, contacted police to report a male customer who said he had lost a backpack containing, "a large sum of money".
Police matched the name and photo on the Republic of China passport discovered in the backpack to the Best Buy customer who reported his backpack missing.
Cops returned the bag containing nearly $42,000 in loot to the man. A spokeswoman for the Boston Police Department said they may hold a press conference later Monday in regards to the case.
It's always nice to hear a good Samaritan story.