Four football players from William Paterson University were caught on surveillance video showing complete honesty when they unknowingly went shopping in a store that had been closed for the day on Sunday.
The four New Jersey students were seen on video entering Buddy’s Small Lots in Wayne, NJ. As the young men entered the store they began searching the store for a clerk and found none. The students proceeded to pick up sunglasses and batteries and left the money on the counter, including the tax, before leaving the store. The students were seen "digging in for change, because he tells us later that he was paying tax" Marci Lederman, director of operations for Buddy's Small Lots, told 1010 WINS.
When the young men were informed that the store owner wanted to meet with them, Thomas James, one of the students was unsure if they should meet as he thought they had done something wrong.
"My heart dropped," James said, according to CBS New York. "I'm like, 'Are we in trouble?'"
As a reward for their honesty, the four students were each given a $50 gift certificate to the store.