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    Wallet found and returned

    My wife and I were recently driving home from a yard sale and being the "prospector" I am, my eyes are always on the ground. As we approach a round about I notice something on the shoulder of the road and pull the car over. It's exactly what I thought.... a wallet. It was laying open and some of the bills were sticking out. We sat there pulled over and examined the contents...a whole bunch of cash, drivers license, debit card and a convicted criminal type identification card.

    Not wanting to just drop this thing in the mail, my wife and I spent hours trying to find out how to contact this individual online and fell short. Back to perusing the wallet, I found a business card for the sheriff's department and what I presume to be this person's probation officer. So I contacted the probation officer and he felt it in my best interest not to meet with this person.....apparently this individual has quite the rap sheet. So I thought it best to deliver the wallet to the officer which I did along with a little note.

    Take care, happy hunting and Merry Christmas.
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    There is something truly exhilarating about digging an item of remarkable value out of the ground.

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    Awesome, lets all hope that your good deed will be passed on by the owner. I nominate for Honorable Mention. Sub
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    I know LEO and Fire badges...I know toy soldiers...I am learning about everything else from you!

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    What "unearth" are you doing out there?

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    the world needs more people like you
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    Great job!
    It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
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    Very nice return TUP! That's a stack of cash there and only a handful of people that would do the same. Maybe you will get the gears rolling in the convicts mind. You will be rewarded for you efforts some day.

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    hopefully, he'll take your words to heart and change himself for the better. unfortunately, my first thought was that he'll probably use the note for a rolling paper

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    Thanks for the kind words but I am pretty sure you all would have done the same thing.
    There is something truly exhilarating about digging an item of remarkable value out of the ground.

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    Good Deed !
    Im thinking this guy don't even want to know why his probation officer is calling him and ain't even thinkin' about calling him back till after the 25th.

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    congrats on both the find and the return, it is a great feeling
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    I'm picturing the probation officer and his wife at a fancy restaurant sipping on a glass of Dom Perignon toasting the chap who's wallet you found. But the fact that you did everything in your power to return it is commendable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beez0404 View Post
    I'm picturing the probation officer and his wife at a fancy restaurant sipping on a glass of Dom Perignon toasting the chap who's wallet you found. But the fact that you did everything in your power to return it is commendable.
    My father actually said about the same thing. But what do ya do? The way I see it, it is up to the officer to do the right thing now. Another thing that crossed my mind is whether the money in the wallet was stolen and/or should the money be given to the people that he stole from....if he was convicted of burglary (which i am pretty sure was at least one of his offenses). But I quickly decided that these matters are not for me to decide. Thanks for chiming in and have a Merry Christmas.
    There is something truly exhilarating about digging an item of remarkable value out of the ground.

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    Kudos to you T.U.P , I'm sure your good deed will be noted and rewarded ..Xmas cheers Mick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Army of 1 View Post
    Kudos to you T.U.P , I'm sure your good deed will be noted and rewarded ..Xmas cheers Mick
    Thank you.
    There is something truly exhilarating about digging an item of remarkable value out of the ground.

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    Man thats a lot of cash, but you did a good thing...

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    Great return and great note - I once found a backpack containing political rhetoric and book containing signatures for a cause I do not believe in, the person was canvasing neighborhoods trying to get signatures to promote this agenda against my beliefs. I still returned the backpack as it is not mine, tough decision though. Good vs. Evil type of issues........
    Trying to find the lost ~


 

 
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