Lost, Found, and Returned: $39,500 in American Express Travelers Cheques, $2,400 in United States Currency, Passports

 Lost and Found

Source of Photograph: “A Less Than Fortunate Good Samaritan Turns in Found Property to Officers.” Boston (Massachusetts) Police Department. 15 September 2013

http://bpdnews.com/news/2013/9/15/a-less-than-fortunate-good-samaritan-turns-in-found-property-to-officers

Glen James BIG

Source of Photo of Glen James:

http://boston.com/metrodesk/2013/09/16/glen-james-homeless-man-who-returned-bag-cash-honored-boston-police/Cuy1OJqQ5PmGAwRxSRXKmO/story.html

At approximately 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, 14 September 2013, a man in front of the TJ Maxx Store South Bay Mall at 8 Allstate Road, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, flagged down Boston Police Department police officers and told them that he had found a black backpack. Inside the backpack were passports and much money in the form of cash and travelers checks. The man, whose name was not revealed in a BPD news release, told the officers his name and the name of the shelter where he was staying. At District C-6 (South Boston), officers inventoried the contents of the backpack: $39,500 in American Express Travelers Cheques, $2,400 in United States Currency, passports, and personal papers. Officers told the store security at the South Bay Mall about the found black backpack. Just over an hour from when the man had flagged down the police officers, an employee from the Best Buy store in South Bay Mall contacted police: A male customer had contacted the store staff about losing his black backpack. Officers took the customer to District C-6. The customer’s Republic of China passport was in the backpack, and his property was returned to him. Bob Boisselle, another homeless man, said about the homeless Good Samaritan, “People will probably tell him he’s nuts, but homeless people are the first to help you out. They don’t have anything, but they’ll give you what they do have.” An article in the Boston Globe identified the homeless Good Samaritan who handed the black backpack in to police. He is Glen James. Mr. James said, “I don’t talk too much because I stutter.” However, at a ceremony in which police honored him, he handed out a handwritten statement that stated, “Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a … penny of the money I found. I am extremely religious — God has always very well looked after me.” The statement added, “I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone — every pedestrian stranger — who has given me spare change. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis praised Mr. James and said that his actions were “really a remarkable tribute to him and his honesty.” Commissioner Davis added, “He’s an honest guy and realized the property belonged to someone else.” By the way, Mr. James’ statement endorsed mayoral candidate Charles Yancey because Mr. Yancey had put “a total of seven dollars into my panhandling cup. I fully endorse Charles YANCEY for Mayor of Boston. He cares!!!”

 Here is a link to video about Mr. James:

http://bcove.me/eayv48sa

For Further Information: “A Less Than Fortunate Good Samaritan Turns in Found Property to Officers.” Boston (Massachusetts) Police Department. 15 September 2013

http://bpdnews.com/news/2013/9/15/a-less-than-fortunate-good-samaritan-turns-in-found-property-to-officers

For Further Information: Laurel J. Sweet, “Fellow homeless hail pal who turned in backpack with $42G.” Boston Herald (Massachusetts). 16 September 2013

http://tinyurl.com/kcvq4de

For Further Information: Peter Schworm and Martin Finucane, “Glen James, humble homeless man who returned bag of cash, is honored by Boston police.” Boston Globe (Massachusetts). 16 September 2013

http://boston.com/metrodesk/2013/09/16/glen-james-homeless-man-who-returned-bag-cash-honored-boston-police/Cuy1OJqQ5PmGAwRxSRXKmO/story.html

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