A Homeless Man Got Back His $10,000, Thanks To BSO And A Good Samaritan
A good Samaritan and a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy helped reunite a homeless man with almost $10,000 dollars he misplaced last week.
After inheriting nearly $12,000 from a relative, the man—who’s name is being withheld— accidentally left shopping bags and two envelopes filled with cash at a bus stop in Lauderdale-by-the Sea, CBS Miami reports.
On June 5, a volunteer beach patroller looking for turtle hatchlings noticed one envelope with $3,900. A short while later, Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Koos came across the merchandise and the second envelope containing $5,600.
When the patroller turned in the money to police later that morning, it all clicked.
"We obviously put two and two together and everything was in one location for a total of $9,500," Detective Danny Mursell told the Sun Sentinel.
Authorities used receipts and surveillance to try to find the man, whom Mursell located Tuesday. The man plans to use the rest of the money to relocate to Pennsylvania to be with family and friends, police told the outlet.
BSO shared news of the story on Facebook Wednesday, writing: “An alert deputy and good Samaritan helped return thousands of dollars to a homeless man. Great work!”