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2012-10-09 04:20:18 AM  
We need more people like Leo in this world.
 
2012-10-09 04:27:57 AM  
That's pretty awesome. I would have kept the money.

Leo's a good guy.
 
2012-10-09 04:29:27 AM  
that was a kind and thoughtful, honest thing to do.

i think he should get at lest 20 thousand of that.
 
2012-10-09 04:33:21 AM  
That is so nice. I guess I won't kill you all. Yet ;)
 
2012-10-09 04:49:40 AM  
Pfftt... What a chump...


Does he not know the first rule of junk dealing?

/Finders Keepers for the win
 
2012-10-09 04:55:55 AM  
You big dummy.
 
2012-10-09 05:00:43 AM  
Junk dealer finds money, returns 10% to family...
 
2012-10-09 05:01:07 AM  
Subby sucks at fark

Junk dealer finds $114,000 in deceased woman's house ... and returns the the whole $22,250 to the family

both accurate and fark worthy
 
2012-10-09 05:03:39 AM  

Mcaffolder: Pfftt... What a chump...


Does he not know the first rule of junk dealing?

/Finders Keepers for the win


Yep
 
2012-10-09 05:16:00 AM  
The only people that could cash the bonds are the person named on the bond, or their legal heir(s). The guy took along a camera crew, and ensured they got a good long view of his company's number on his truck.

Did he do something nice? Yes. But if he was being truly altruistic, he would have just shown up and handed it over without needing to call the local TV station. He found a way to make himself look good and get a lot of publicity for doing it. Not that that's a bad thing, and sure, well done dude for returning it, but it's not quite the story the headline makes it sound like.
 
2012-10-09 05:21:26 AM  

Rufus Lee King: Can just anyone who finds those old savings bonds negotiate them, or are there records?


How many did you find ?
 
2012-10-09 05:23:02 AM  
This sort of thing happens every day.
 
2012-10-09 05:23:59 AM  

Bhruic: The only people that could cash the bonds are the person named on the bond, or their legal heir(s). The guy took along a camera crew, and ensured they got a good long view of his company's number on his truck.

Did he do something nice? Yes. But if he was being truly altruistic, he would have just shown up and handed it over without needing to call the local TV station. He found a way to make himself look good and get a lot of publicity for doing it. Not that that's a bad thing, and sure, well done dude for returning it, but it's not quite the story the headline makes it sound like.


I dnrtfa but your version of the story changes everything. He's a self serving sleazeball.
 
2012-10-09 05:30:11 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Bhruic: The only people that could cash the bonds are the person named on the bond, or their legal heir(s). The guy took along a camera crew, and ensured they got a good long view of his company's number on his truck.

Did he do something nice? Yes. But if he was being truly altruistic, he would have just shown up and handed it over without needing to call the local TV station. He found a way to make himself look good and get a lot of publicity for doing it. Not that that's a bad thing, and sure, well done dude for returning it, but it's not quite the story the headline makes it sound like.

I dnrtfa but your version of the story changes everything. He's a self serving sleazeball.


If service myself often.
 
2012-10-09 05:30:49 AM  

Bhruic: The only people that could cash the bonds are the person named on the bond, or their legal heir(s). The guy took along a camera crew, and ensured they got a good long view of his company's number on his truck.

Did he do something nice? Yes. But if he was being truly altruistic, he would have just shown up and handed it over without needing to call the local TV station.


Pretty much this. I DNRTFA, but clicked on the link, saw all the cameras and lost my appetite for the whole thing.
Yeah he did something good, but if you're going to visit a bereaved family, it's kinda unclassy to just rock up by surprise with a dozen television camera's in tow.

If he had dropped it off privately, then "Hero" tag would be in effect. As it is, it's just kinda "meh, at least he's not a thief"
 
2012-10-09 05:46:23 AM  
Whatever the situation, I say it was a win all-around.
Family got money, guy got publicity, tv stations got a story and everyone was left with a nice story.

/except our resident grouches
 
2012-10-09 05:49:46 AM  

Bhruic: The only people that could cash the bonds are the person named on the bond, or their legal heir(s). .


Not necessarily true. Bearer bonds can be redeemed by the holder - they are bearer instruments. I don't think the US issues them anymore but they were popular back in the 70s.
 
2012-10-09 05:51:52 AM  
Also, Redd Foxx is turning over in his grave.
Probably even having a heart attack.
 
2012-10-09 06:15:52 AM  

othmar: that was a kind and thoughtful, honest thing to do.

i think he should get at lest 20 thousand of that.


/I'm sure she gave him nothing.
 
2012-10-09 06:33:18 AM  

Bhruic: But if he was being truly altruistic, he would have just shown up and handed it over without needing to call the local TV station.


This. In my experience, good things are never done on TV. I know some great people, and it just doesn't occur to them to call attention to themselves.

My former HS orchestra teacher died relatively recently. The family deliberately gave short notice (something like two weeks) for the memorial service because they had a good idea what would happen if they didn't go out of their way to make it inconvenient. 700 people showed up anyway. He was that important to the community. To my knowledge, the guy never once made even the local papers.
 
2012-10-09 06:39:38 AM  
nice advertising. he will make more than what he gave back. he knows that.
 
2012-10-09 07:32:43 AM  
Karma baby - keep an eye open for it Leo - good things are coming your way big time!
 
2012-10-09 07:45:28 AM  
People if I may be the voice of reason for a minute, maybe the man is just trying to set a good example for humanity.
 
2012-10-09 07:55:43 AM  

steamingpile: People if I may be the voice of reason for a minute, maybe the man is just trying to set a good example for humanity.


No. Good examples are not show offs.
 
2012-10-09 08:20:42 AM  
Maybe now they can buy some "R"s.
 
2012-10-09 08:29:37 AM  

dragonchild: This. In my experience, good things are never done on TV. I know some great people, and it just doesn't occur to them to call attention to themselves


While I agree to a certain extent, I think that the value to third parties in observing such things is valuable.

Especially since the woman is recently dead and a cancer victim, and her children are clearly not living the high life.

I think that the lesson for everyone who sees this is more valuable than any 'free' advertising he got.

OTOH, having an elderly friend in the Boston area, I just wrote his number down,
 
2012-10-09 08:39:56 AM  
When he held them up for the camera, they were clearly Series E bonds in $1000 denominations. From Wiki: "Series E bonds were issued only in registered, physical form and are not transferable."

So, he's an attention whore.

/that is all
 
2012-10-09 08:42:07 AM  

Bhruic: The only people that could cash the bonds are the person named on the bond, or their legal heir(s). The guy took along a camera crew, and ensured they got a good long view of his company's number on his truck.

Did he do something nice? Yes. But if he was being truly altruistic, he would have just shown up and handed it over without needing to call the local TV station. He found a way to make himself look good and get a lot of publicity for doing it. Not that that's a bad thing, and sure, well done dude for returning it, but it's not quite the story the headline makes it sound like.


He already had a camera crew with him when he found the money. He was filming a pilot for a reality program.
 
2012-10-09 09:00:38 AM  
My first thought would be of the shiatstorm that would follow me if I kept the money and the family somehow found out about it. I'd feel guilty and my rep would be damaged, so I'd give it to them, but that's just me.
 
2012-10-09 09:10:06 AM  
It warmed his hat? Why would it warm his hat? Jeez - learn english dude.
 
2012-10-09 09:32:14 AM  
www.global-air.com

The U.S. Treasury database can only identify savings bonds that have reached final maturity and were issued after 1973. Check to see if your name is on the list. (new window)
 
2012-10-09 09:41:20 AM  

filter: steamingpile: People if I may be the voice of reason for a minute, maybe the man is just trying to set a good example for humanity.

No. Good examples are not show offs.


Well you have to champion people like this, they are good for the fabric if society in general, people look for the worst and someone has to show them how its done.

Kudos to this man, thank you for showing us the way.
 
2012-10-09 11:14:59 AM  

Bhruic: The only people that could cash the bonds are the person named on the bond, or their legal heir(s). The guy took along a camera crew, and ensured they got a good long view of his company's number on his truck.

Did he do something nice? Yes. But if he was being truly altruistic, he would have just shown up and handed it over without needing to call the local TV station. He found a way to make himself look good and get a lot of publicity for doing it. Not that that's a bad thing, and sure, well done dude for returning it, but it's not quite the story the headline makes it sound like.


Exactly.
 
2012-10-09 12:05:50 PM  
Did he do something nice? Yes. But if he was being truly altruistic, he would have just shown up and handed it over without needing to call the local TV station. He found a way to make himself look good and get a lot of publicity for doing it. Not that that's a bad thing, and sure, well done dude for returning it, but it's not quite the story the headline makes it sound like.

Agreed. I have a family member who constantly brags about his good deeds and it makes me want to gag. Not that he's not a nice guy but geez, get a hero t-shirt and wear it 24 hours already. I am by no means a bible-thumper but always remember the adage "do not your alms before men", If I help someone out, that's the end of it and I don't want to hear anymore about it. It would have embarrassed me to no end to have a video like this on the net.
 
2012-10-09 01:04:47 PM  
So when is this episode of Hoarders going to air?
 
2012-10-09 02:13:44 PM  

AbbeySomeone: Bhruic: The only people that could cash the bonds are the person named on the bond, or their legal heir(s). The guy took along a camera crew, and ensured they got a good long view of his company's number on his truck.

Did he do something nice? Yes. But if he was being truly altruistic, he would have just shown up and handed it over without needing to call the local TV station. He found a way to make himself look good and get a lot of publicity for doing it. Not that that's a bad thing, and sure, well done dude for returning it, but it's not quite the story the headline makes it sound like.

I dnrtfa but your version of the story changes everything. He's a self serving sleazeball.


Maybe not a sleezeball,but self-serving for damn sure.
 
2012-10-09 04:08:14 PM  
It says he was being filmed for the pilot of a TV show, so it's entirely likely he was on camera when he found the envelope. It also makes sense that he then was filmed giving the money back. I would be more annoyed with his "altruistic" behavior if he had NOT already been on camera when it was discovered - and then called the news to report his find and have them film it.
 
2012-10-09 10:39:04 PM  

Mr. Potatoass: You big dummy.


head-back-laugh-ha.jpg =)
 
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