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.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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