It was a Boston homeless man who looked past his needs and circumstances in order to do the right thing when $42,000 was dropped into his lap at a South Bay Mall somewhere in front of a TJ Maxx store on Saturday night. The black bag was picked up by the street man around 6 p.m., but by 7 p.m. the owner of the bag was already looking for it, according to a Sept. 16 report from KABC.com.
Fortunately for the owner, the homeless man had turned it in to police officers in the vicinity of the TJ Maxx store that night.
The bookbag contained $2,400 in cash and $39,500 in American Express travelers' checks, as well as a couple of Republic of China passports and some personal papers.
When the bag's owner made it to the Best Buy, it was finally realized that the money and items were missing, which led to a loss report being made to Best Buy, and they followed up with police, who knew where the money now could be found.
Hopefully the man who lives in a Boston shelter will receive some sort of reward for his efforts and his honesty.
And there is talk that a press conference detailing this event may be made on Monday, giving further details, so be sure to check back later with the Atlanta Top News Examiner Radell Smith for updates or click on the subscribe link at the top of this page and she will send them straight to your email inbox.