Tennessee man returns $13,000 in cash he found on trash can
When Kenneth Allen picked up the paper bag sitting atop a trash can outside a Tennessee convenience store, he found two things: A bottle of cologne and nearly $13,000 in cash.
"It never crossed my mind to take it, because that's not the right thing to do," Allen told local affiliate Fox4KC about the $12,764.73 in cash.
Allen was at the Peachers Mill Road convenience store on Saturday afternoon with his wife, Kristy, when they spotted the bag. The Leaf Chronicle adds that the couple, who had stopped by to pick up a cream soda, quickly turned the money over to the Clarksville Police Department, which has since returned it to its rightful owner.
2. I think I'd leave an anonymous message at the store and set up an email address.
Tell them I found something and ask that anyone claiming to have lost anything identify it. I'm afraid I'd need some idea of who lost it and why, before I'd give it back. I'd be thinking it was some dealers cash and that it might as well be mine!
3. The money you would have kept has been returned to the owner by the police.
The owner of the money is a 51-year-old man who reportedly left the money behind after recently being released from the hospital after experiencing an adverse reaction to prescription medication. Though the police have not released the man's name, they say he has since contacted Allen to thank him.