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Would You Be Able to Do What a Boston Homeless Man Did After Finding Over $40,000?


Could only give cops the address of the homeless shelter he stayed at.

Image: Boston Police Department

Cash and traveler's checks Image: Boston Police Department 

What would you do if you stumbled on a backpack filled with more than $40,000 in cash and traveler's checks?A homeless man in Boston was faced with that dilemma this past weekend.

What did he do?

The man who could only give police the address of a shelter where he sleeps, handed over the backpack to police after finding it at Boston's South Bay Mall this past weekend.

When the anonymous Good Samaritan looked inside the black backpack he found; a passport from the Republic of China, $2,400 in cash and another $39,500 in traveler's checks. He flagged down Boston police officers at the mall, who notified the security office at the South Bay Mall where it was found.

WBZ-TV reported that late Saturday, the Best Buy story at the South Bay Mall contacted them about a man who says he lost his backpack. The police say the man's identity matched the passport found in the bag and they returned it to him.


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