Good day everyone!
On Monday, June 15th, 2015, West Shore RCMP sent out this press release:
"Members of the public often come to the Detachment front counter to turn in found property, in hopes we'll be able to track down the rightful owner. Recently, a man came by and turned over a large sum of money that he'd found on a street in Langford. The sum was just over $2,000!
It is unusual for such a large amount of money to be turned in, but perhaps what is more surprising about this situation is that the man who found it is self-described as being in his 60's and currently homeless. Despite his current situation, the man realized the money belonged to someone out there and turned it in because he felt it was the right thing to do.
This is an incredible display of honesty and selflessness, states Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson of the West Shore RCMP. "If we are not successful in identifying the rightful owner within 90 days, this good Samaritan will receive the cash."
We posted this press release to Victoria Buzz and later in the day we received a message from a VB fan, letting us know they found a poster in a Langford parking lot from a person that lost the $2400. It was clear this person needed the money just as bad as the homeless person could have. We sent these details to the RCMP and as of this write up, we don't know if they have gotten a hold of the rightful owner yet, we will update once we do know.
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After our second post we had numerous fans wanting to donate to this homeless man for his good deed (again as of this write up - we are waiting for information on the homeless man). So we figured we could set up a gofundme account and raise some cash as a reward.
The limit has been set at $2400 but if it does go over we will give half to the man and the other half to Our Place Society.
Thanks everyone for considering and we will update this as we get more information! Even a few bucks will help and I am sure this gentleman will be over the moon!
- Hope Underwood
- Les McCrae
- bruce schwientek
- Colin Genders
- Christina Craft