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Would you hand back €5,000 you found on the ground?

Breck Reeves found €5,200 in an envelope… and gave it back straight away.

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A MAN WHO found the equivalent of €5,000 cash lying on the ground is being praised for his honesty… after handing it straight back in.

Breck Reeves, 46, spotted an envelope on the ground Aug. 6 while going to the motor tax office in Visalia, California. Inside was a stack of $100 bills totaling $6,900 (€5,200).

Reeves told the Fresno Bee he might have kept the money if it had been $20 or so, but this was too much. He turned in the money at the DMV, and Visalia police eventually tracked down its rightful owner, 69-year-old retired farmworker Guadalupe Salazar.

Salazar had taken the money out of the bank to buy his son a new car. The envelope apparently fell out of Salazar’s car when he opened the door.

Salazar said he plans to take the Reeves to dinner.

What do you reckon? Would you do the same?


Poll Results:

Yes (262)
No (233)
Money? What money? (118)



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