Man Returns Thousands Of Dollars

A Taiwanese motorcyclist turned over three vinyl bags containing about $235,000 dollars after the bags fell from an armored car Sunday in downtown Taiwan.

The good samaritan, who works as a volunteer firefighter, said he wasn't tempted to keep the money because it wasn't his. Under Taiwanese law, he is eligible for a reward of up to 30-percent of the value of the money he returned.

The company that owns the armored car said the bags of cash fell to the street because of a malfunctioning door lock in one of its cars. Such a malfunction should have triggered an automatic warning system, but the warning system apparently malfunctioned and an investigation has been launched.


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  • by joe Location: williamston on Oct 15, 2009 at 08:38 PM
    fool!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 15, 2009 at 10:25 AM
    i was actually faced with something like that today. gaurentee not that large of an amount but it's much better to do the right thing b/c u can sleep at night. and it's the honest and biblical thing to do
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Oct 12, 2009 at 09:46 PM
    I'd have returned it, too. First because the money is most likely traceable and would in fact be illegal to just take and spend (at least here in the US), and second because 30% of $235,000 is $70,500, a nice chunk of change to legally come into.
  • by Sandy Location: Washington on Oct 12, 2009 at 09:13 AM
    There are still nice people in this world. Nice to hear this kind of news.
  • by Ty Location: Columbia on Oct 12, 2009 at 06:54 AM
    Just think what kind of world this would be if everyone were like this man.
  • by ??? Location: Washington on Oct 12, 2009 at 06:30 AM
    Makes you wonder..... "What would you do?"
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