A Good Samaritan who found $5,000 cash at a Food 4 Less grocery store
on Beach Boulevard tracked down the owner and returned the
money without fanfare, police said.
The man apparently found a deposit slip with the cash, which was left
behind in a shopping cart the evening of June 17.
He drove to the home of address listed on the deposit slip and later
returned the cash to the rightful owner, a used car salesman from
Buena Park. The man didn’t ask for a reward. Or publicity. He didn’t
even leave behind his name.
“We at the police department want to say ‘thank you’ to the man
who returned the cash – and to let the public know that there are
citizens and neighbors among us who quietly do the right thing,” said
Sgt. Rick Martinez.
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