A 19-year-old boy finds a bag with $ 135,000 and returns it to the bank: he is rewarded by the police
If you were 19 and faced with a bag full of money, what would you do? Would you take it home trying to economically help out the family, or would you hand it over to the authorities acting within the limits of the law? A 19-year-old boy named José Nuñez Romaniz didn't think twice when he found a bag with $ 135,000 inside: he handed it in to the police, sure he was doing the right thing. And he was rewarded for this action.
The nineteen-year-old boy from Albuquerque had found the bag near the cash machine of the Wells Fargo bank in the Texan city; inside there really was $ 135,000. José initially thought of taking it home to help out the family, but finally called the emergency number that was written on the ATM of the bank he was walking near.
The $135,000 was returned to the bank, and for this generous gesture, José was rewarded with $500 to spend on college tuition, and another $500 in cash to spend as he preferred: José, a big fan of the Lobos from the University of Mexico, would have liked to spend the cash to buy tickets to watch the team play.
The boy, who is graduating in criminal justice, was then invited by the Albuquerque police to take a personalized tour of the city's criminal laboratory, and was also recruited as a public security officer so that he has a job that will help him to make his way in college; but only when he finishes his course brilliantly!
José's was a gesture full of love for legality and justice, hailed by Mike Geier, the head of the Albuquerqe police department, as an example to follow for all the young people of his age: "What a great opportunity for us to see something good in the community with all the tragedies we see with young people; this really restores our trust in the community as a common good to be pursued! "