Good News for Homeless Guy: You're Rich!

PI tracks down Max Melitzer to tell him about inheritance
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2011 8:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – Max Melitzer was wandering the streets of Salt Lake City yesterday, pushing all his worldly belongings in a shopping cart, when a man approached with some pretty good news: Melitzer, who has been homeless for years, had just come into a lot of money. Seems Melitzer's brother died last year, leaving him a "significant" amount of cash, reports the Deseret News. "He's still in shock. This came out of nowhere," says David Lundberg, the private investigator hired by Melitzer's family to track him down.

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"He'll no longer be living on the street or in abandoned storage sheds," says Lundberg. "He'll be able to have a normal life, and be able to have a home, provide for himself, and purchase clothing, food and health care." Melitzer, who has been a staple at local rescue missions for years, is to reunite with his family next week, notes the AP. (Read more homeless stories.)

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