Glen James (pictured), a homeless Boston man, reportedly found a backpack Saturday at a shopping mall containing $42,000 in cash and traveler’s checks, but instead of keeping it, James flagged down a patrol car so that it could be returned to its rightful owner. Now the Good Samaritan — whose noble words include “even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a penny” — is being honored by his town for his honesty, according to Boston Magazine.
An unnamed Chinese student who was visiting a Boston friend reportedly went to a nearby Best Buys store at the mall when he discovered that his backpack was missing. The student immediately asked the store to report the incident to police.
The backpack contained $2,400 in cash and $39,500 in AmEx traveler’s checks, in addition to Chinese passports and personal documents.
When James handed over the bag to the officers, they in turn took it down to a nearby police