Homeless man finds $2,400 and turns it in to police, then surprises them again

Homeless man finds $2,400 and turns it in to police, then surprises them again

A homeless man in Langford, B.C., found $2,400 someone had lost in the street near some parking spaces, and instead of pocketing the cash, he turned it in to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. You won’t believe what happened next.

Q13 Fox Reports,

The owner of the lost $2,400 was later found. But that wasn’t the end of the story. The homeless man’s honesty led others to start up a fundraising campaign on his behalf.

Here is the Go Fund Me site that was set up for him: http://www.gofundme.com/x2y2ajk

“After hearing this story and seeing how this case touched so many people, I took a personal interest in finding this man, looking for him everywhere while on and off shift,” Constable Alex Bérubé of the West Shore RCMP said, according to a RCMP news release.
A homeless man’s letter asking that more than $5,000 raised for him by the public be turned over to food providers for the poor. (Photo: Royal Canadian Mounted Police)

A homeless man’s letter asking that more than $5,000 raised for him by the public be turned over to food providers for the poor. (Photo: Royal Canadian Mounted Police)

“It’s not easy tracking down a person of no fixed address and no phone, but I kept trying because I needed to tell him about how the community had rallied together to help him,” Bérubé said. “I finally caught up to him on Monday (June 22) and told him about the fundraising organized by Mike Kelly of Victoria Buzz, and that he had thousands of dollars waiting for him.

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