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$13,000 Found, Returned, By Man In Tennessee


What would you do if you found $13,000 in a trash can outside of a gas station? If you’re Kenneth Allen, you’d bring it to the Clarksville Police Department so that it could be returned to the rightful owner.

ABC reports that Allen picked up a paper bag that was sitting on top of a trashcan outside of a convenience store in Tennessee. Allen found $12,746.73 in the bag, as well as a bottle of cologne.

Allen said:

“It never crossed my mind to take it, because that’s not the right thing to do. I knew I had to return it. Someone might have needed that for something really important.”

Police were able to use a surveillance video to identify the owner of the money. The surveillance footage shows a 51-year-old man stopping at the trash can to throw out an ice cream sandwich wrapper. The man leaves the paper bag on top of the garbage can and walks away. According to the Slideshow, the bag sat on top of the garbage can for about 45 minutes.

Police did not release the name of the 51-year-old man but said that the stranger had called Allen to thank him for returning his money.

According to the police, the 51-year-old man had recently been released from the hospital.

Allen said:

When he called, I asked, ‘Dude, why did you have so much money? He didn’t really explain that, but he did say he was very grateful to have it back, and was glad we were the ones who found it…. If anyone else had found this money, they’d have thrown one heck of a party. We were meant to find it.”

What would you do if you found $13000?

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9 Responses to “$13,000 Found, Returned, By Man In Tennessee”

  1. Barbara Nelson

    It is almost unbelievable that someone would feel compelled to return the money. Wonderful for someone to get it back. Almost makes one think the world just might have a few better humans than I thought.

  2. Denise BeachWright

    What would you do if you found $13,000 in a trash can outside of a gas station?
    I would wonder why I was at a gas station near a trash can with $13,000…

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  4. Donnie Don

    duuuh…Michael he is so clueless..Screw,that returning it back to the owner crap..Man,I'm from ghetto we throw fat party with that money..and buy ourselves a use car..yea,why was he looking in the trash the first..If someone was looking for their money shouldn't that person make a polices report for lost item?Duuurhrh..What a moron to return the money.

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