Saturday, July 22, 2006

Homeless Man Turns in $21,000, Gets $100 Back

Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for this story about a homeless man who found $21,000 in bonds, turned them in, and received $100 reward. The man, Charles Moore, found the bonds in a dumpster and then turned them in to a 24 hour homeless shelter. The bonds belonged to Ernist Lehto who gave Moore $100 reward calling him a "good Samaritan."

$100 is .005% of $21,000, about forty times less than you would tip your waitress in a restaurant. What does Moore plan to do with his bag of shiny nickels? Buy a nice shoe shine kit? Gee, thanks, mister.

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