Customer Finds $5,200 in Toe of Reebok Sneaker

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A customer looking for a size 10 pair of sneakers at the Indian River Mall in Florida ended up with much more than he expected. Full Story
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Sweetness

Falls Church, VA

#1 Dec 20, 2007
What an honest person.

Since: Dec 07

Columbia, SC

#2 Dec 20, 2007
I would've bought thoses shoes, weather they fit or not and walked the freak out. Period.
copperlady

Blythewood, SC

#4 Dec 20, 2007
Analyt82 wrote:
I would've bought thoses shoes, weather they fit or not and walked the freak out. Period.
LOL!!! YOU too?!
irmite

Conway, SC

#5 Dec 20, 2007
I agree Analyte82, this would have never been a story if those were my shoes.
Big E

Orangeburg, SC

#6 Dec 20, 2007
Analyt82 wrote:
I would've bought thoses shoes, weather they fit or not and walked the freak out. Period.
Sounds like someone who expects everything should be handed to him/her. People like you make this society a wonderful place to live in.
big phil

East Dublin, GA

#7 Dec 20, 2007
Big E wrote:
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Sounds like someone who expects everything should be handed to him/her. People like you make this society a wonderful place to live in.
THAT'S NOT TRUE...That was a blessing in disguise for him. they might give him the money back..but anyway's he should not have turn it in.he did not steal it.he just came across it..sometimes you have to use your own judgement an not worry about other's.
CommonSense_

Elgin, SC

#8 Dec 20, 2007
WOW! Money was not missing from the safe, SO INSTEAD OF TURNING IT OVER TO AUTHORITIES,THE CUSTOMER SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO KEEP IT.

OH WELL, I GUESS THE AUTHORITIES WILL HAVE A GOOD CHRISTMAS!
CommonSense_

Elgin, SC

#10 Dec 20, 2007
The "employees believe the shoes have been purchased and returned." Assuming no one checked the shoes before returning them, nor have they called about it, then let the customer have it.

“Do we still stand united?”

Since: Jun 07

Small Town in South Carolina

#11 Dec 20, 2007
The customer did the right thing. If no one claims the money, the authorities should hand the money over to the honest customer. Finders, keepers. Turning it in gives the "owner" the opportunity to get it back.

“Go GaMeCoCkS!”

Since: Sep 07

USC

#12 Dec 20, 2007
NO, the customer should have kept the money...Sounds like dirty money to me!! I have a feeling that whoever the money belonged to was involved in some illegal activities. What person with a 'normal' job carries around 5 grand in the tip of their sneakers? If it's clean, keep it in the bank...

DANG! Almost makes me wish I wore sneakers!!

silent2long wrote:
The customer did the right thing. If no one claims the money, the authorities should hand the money over to the honest customer. Finders, keepers. Turning it in gives the "owner" the opportunity to get it back.
chuck

Plainview, NY

#13 Dec 20, 2007
Honest person doing whats right when no else is looking!!! Also notice to all cheapskates if you spend 50 plus on a meal and tip your waitress 2 dollars shame on you!!!!

“Don't forget to vote!”

Since: Aug 07

Sumter, SC

#14 Dec 20, 2007
I would have had a very merry Christmas! It was probably drug money anyway. And I would have donated some it to the needy people, me included.
Peace and Hope

United States

#15 Dec 20, 2007
MissUSC wrote:
NO, the customer should have kept the money...Sounds like dirty money to me!! I have a feeling that whoever the money belonged to was involved in some illegal activities. What person with a 'normal' job carries around 5 grand in the tip of their sneakers? If it's clean, keep it in the bank...
DANG! Almost makes me wish I wore sneakers!!
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NO, the customer did the ABSOLUTELY right thing and turned it in. Karma. I have no doubt that this person will reap an even better reward later on.

“Speak your mind.”

Since: Aug 07

Chester, SC

#16 Dec 20, 2007
Wow, was this an honest man!! Was this drug money? Maybe, but we don't know for sure. For all we know, it could have been from an old person doing Christmas shopping. Either way, I hope this guy at least gets SOMETHING for being honest.
nothing to see here

Lexington, SC

#17 Dec 20, 2007
Hey, I think I put some money in my Reebok's..I need to call that police dept. I can describe it. Its green bills rolled up and put in the toe of the shoe.
Anonymous

Columbia, SC

#18 Dec 20, 2007
Whatever happened to Finders Keepers?
SpartanTS

Charlotte, NC

#19 Dec 20, 2007
Chances are, it was drug money. I would have took the money and called it a day.

No "honest" person keeps $5,200 in a shoebox.
Sandy

Myrtle Beach, SC

#20 Dec 20, 2007
Guess I'm not as honest as I'd like to think I am...I'd have probably kept it. :-O
Duh

Columbia, SC

#21 Dec 20, 2007
MissUSC wrote:
If it's clean, keep it in the bank...
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I can't disagree with this more. Our government actually discourages me from putting my saved money in the bank. Cause when you do, you have to report it on your taxes yet again AND on FASFA forms for your kids college. I have had this much money before too, and not from dishonest or illegal dealings. Blame it on our lovely government for encouraging people to carry around cash!
Peace and Hope

United States

#22 Dec 20, 2007
SpartanTS wrote:
Chances are, it was drug money. I would have took the money and called it a day.
No "honest" person keeps $5,200 in a shoebox.
That is so not true. There are tons of people who do not trust banks. I am one of them. No, my money is not hidden in my shoes. You could never in a million years find it. I know quite a few people who do not keep their money in any financial institution anywhere. They are honest, but they and I do not trust banks. Why should we? Just another crook corporation.

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