Arizona Homeless Man Finds $3,300—and Returns It

He's winning praise for his good deed
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2010 3:01 PM CST

(Newser) – It's like one of those moral hypotheticals: If you found $3,300 in cash with no apparent ID, would you keep it? But the reality has a twist: The man who did, in fact, find that sum in a backpack was also homeless. He still turned over the cash to authorities in Tempe. "I could've done a lot of things with the money," Dave Talley told the Arizona Republic, "but none of them would've been right."

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Police tracked down the appreciative owner (a student planning to buy a car) via a flash drive in the backpack, and now Talley is winning praise—and more importantly, job leads and donations—for his good deed. Click here for more.
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