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Man finds $40,000 in parking lot, returns money to owner

Man Finds $40,000 In Parking Lot, Returns Money To Owner

This is the kind of story that reminds us there's a lot of good in the world. When an Oregon woman dropped an envelope containing the down payment on a house she was buying, Brian DiCarlo was the man who found it in a parking lot.

'My first thought is that this person, whoever it is, is a wreck, and they are probably losing their mind trying to retrace their steps,' Brian told KPTV.

He was right. Sharon Davis - who hasn't talked to reporters on camera - had gone to get a cup of coffee and didn't realize she had dropped the envelope.

Inside was $2,000 in cash and a cashier's check for $38,000. She was buying a house, and that money was the down payment on that house.

When DiCarlo first saw the envelope, he thought it was trash ... until he looked inside. He called the local sheriff's office immediately, and deputies were able to get the money back to its rightful owner.

As you might expect, DiCarlo says Davis was very emotional when her missing money was returned. He says she called him and thanked him over and over.

'If I lose that much for whatever my dream is, to buy this house, i would just hope that someone would do it for me. I don't do it because I expect all of this. I do it because that was the first thing that came to my mind,' he said.

It's not clear whether DiCarlo got a reward for his honesty, but if you believe in karma, we think he's probably got a lot of good coming to him.

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mgrpridevalley January 17 2014 at 12:22 PM

How could they give it to a person who never dropped it in the first place. Actually it was I who dropped it and have been looking ever since.! :)

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fincommco January 17 2014 at 6:07 AM

I have heard, and it seems to be true, that most people are honest. Two days ago I left my business-card carrier at my health club, containing $500 in gift certificates. It looks like a littke wallet. Yesterday when I noticed that it was gone, I went over there, and sure enough, someone had turned it in --- I had apparently dropped it on the floor in the dressing rooom. Not only had the guy been honest, but also the club staff had, too.

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gary January 17 2014 at 5:58 AM

good job.

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liondog96 January 17 2014 at 4:30 AM

These stories are getting old. All of a sudden we hear about all this money being found. So in the past 30 years there must have been billions lost...right?

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wassup January 17 2014 at 4:28 AM

Good Guy

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Susieknorr21 January 17 2014 at 2:48 AM

More people should be like this. We need to have a little faith, honesty, compassion , morals and character. Pass it on! God bless you...

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kng20 January 17 2014 at 3:39 AM

I suspect there are a lot of incidences out there but not many get reported. People take lost items to lost and found places all the time. Its to bad that we don't hear more about good deeds and generosity and other good news. Guess that negative news makes the money for the press.

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naira99 January 17 2014 at 2:31 AM

you are so lucky because you found the money but dont forget 10% for the church

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oldedude January 17 2014 at 7:13 AM

I don't give to money grubbers in any church because I have to give so much more to the money grubbers in politics! (IRS, STATE DEPT OF TAXATION, Etc)

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pudoink January 17 2014 at 2:04 AM

Good man. Great heart.

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BULLMAN January 17 2014 at 1:39 AM

Great person.

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Bob January 17 2014 at 1:07 AM

Three cheers for you, dude.

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