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(Fox 23 Albany)   New York woman with one disabled son and one in Afghanistan finds $11,000 that fell off the back of a Brinks truck, returns every penny, has absolutely no future in New York politics   (fox23news.com) divider line 109
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2013-02-27 10:46:07 AM  
She lives in New York, she should have just called it a rebate and kept it.
 
2013-02-27 10:47:52 AM  
The author of that article needs to go back and take a fourth grade English class.
 
2013-02-27 11:20:15 AM  
Once again, the use of the 'Hero' tag misused. Doing the right thing doesn't make you a hero.
 
2013-02-27 11:20:19 AM  
Brinks is claiming $110,000,000.00 in losses.
 
2013-02-27 11:21:07 AM  
It's all about (returning) the Benjamins
 
2013-02-27 11:21:14 AM  
Brinks did a great job with the diamonds in Antwerp.
 
2013-02-27 11:21:16 AM  
There was a guy selling iPads in the parking lot behind my house that "fell off a truck".

Riiiiiight, And I have a bridge for sale, too.
 
2013-02-27 11:22:53 AM  
What world do we live in where decency is so rare?.
 
2013-02-27 11:24:03 AM  

gopher321: Once again, the use of the 'Hero' tag misused. Doing the right thing doesn't make you a hero.


You always this cheerful or did someone skip peeing in your Wheaties this morning?
 
2013-02-27 11:24:06 AM  

CygnusDarius: What world do we live in where decency is so rare?.


So shines a good deed in a weary world?
 
2013-02-27 11:25:25 AM  

gopher321: Once again, the use of the 'Hero' tag misused. Doing the right thing doesn't make you a hero.


Especially when doing the wrong thing would have meant cramming a crapload of $1 bills and PENNIES into your car.

Also, not sure from the article but was there or was there not a mail man there behind her who saw it happen?
 
2013-02-27 11:25:33 AM  
Praise the idiot. Stroke the idiot. Publicize the idiot. What the idiot did was a big deal but any normal person would have done the same. B.I.R.G. We are a great nation indeed. Trust us. You are us. Praise....
 
2013-02-27 11:26:39 AM  

gopher321: Once again, the use of the 'Hero' tag misused. Doing the right thing doesn't make you a hero.


Uh, doing the right thing absolutely does make one a hero.
 
2013-02-27 11:26:52 AM  
You could be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if you kept that bag. Taking things of that kind of value without trying to return them is not only theft, pure and simple, but is a crime.

Don't worry, I'm sure plenty of internet white knights will be lining up to give her money. in fact, isn't it about time for the monthly Fark beg-athon?
 
2013-02-27 11:27:02 AM  

MightyPez: CygnusDarius: What world do we live in where decency is so rare?.

So shines a good deed in a weary world?


Maybe a more positive spin - every act of decency doesn't merit front page news - and $11,000 being dropped isn't exactly a common thing to happen too.

More often the crazy stuff is negative, because its outside the routine, civilized nature we already experience. Hence, news.
 
2013-02-27 11:32:50 AM  
Why was all that money loose and insecured to begin with?
I kinda figured when they transport it, it would be wrapped in stacks, or at least packed in bags.  And how did the door on the truck open up?

This is a really cute story, and all...  It just doesn't add up.
 
2013-02-27 11:36:15 AM  

gopher321: Once again, the use of the 'Hero' tag misused. Doing the right thing Thing that wont end up with you going to jail doesn't make you a hero.

 
2013-02-27 11:37:18 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: Praise the idiot. Stroke the idiot. Publicize the idiot. What the idiot did was a big deal but any normal person would have done the same. B.I.R.G. We are a great nation indeed. Trust us. You are us. Praise....


Consider yourself praised, stroked and publicized...
 
2013-02-27 11:37:52 AM  
Sorry, I am a bad person. I would have sat on the money for a while to make sure it's cool. Then it is all farking mine. Sorry. That's a lot of dough, could make my life a lot better. A thank you call from Brinks, not gonna do much for me.
 
2013-02-27 11:39:17 AM  
May have actually been the smart thing to do.  Sudden windfalls that you didn't earn can be dangerous.
 
2013-02-27 11:39:30 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: There was a guy selling iPads in the parking lot behind my house that "fell off a truck".

Riiiiiight, And I have a bridge for sale, too.


How the hell does this even happen?  Dont they get reported as stolen and the moment somone activates the IPad, the cops know who has stolen goods?  (and the GPS location)
 
2013-02-27 11:39:40 AM  
Good for her.  I'd have kept it. $11k would be a nice chunk of change to have fall into my lap.
 
2013-02-27 11:39:46 AM  
Well, there's a messenger getting fired.

/no, wait. It got returned. He'll get suspended, maybe.

//used to work for Brinks, so getting a kick.
 
2013-02-27 11:39:47 AM  
We're going to have an entire generation that has either been to Iraq and Afghanistan or have an immediate family member who went over there. What a terrible legacy these past 10 years will be when we look back and wonder why this country's become a military dictatorship.
 
2013-02-27 11:41:52 AM  
...so now you're a hero for retuning things that don't belong to you?
 
2013-02-27 11:42:54 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: We're going to have an entire generation that has either been to Iraq and Afghanistan or have an immediate family member who went over there. What a terrible legacy these past 10 years will be when we look back and wonder why this country's become a military dictatorship.


Yeah, it sure was a shame when we became a military dictatorship after all those other wars we had.
 
2013-02-27 11:42:58 AM  
Haha. Right now, in Augusta, GA, a lawyer with the local Public Defender's office is facing charges of Theft of a Lost or Misplaced Item. Seems she and a friend found a $10,000 ring outside a local Cracker Barrel. Her friend went inside to possibly find the owner of the ring. When no owner turned up, she said she would turn it in to the police. Days later, the ring was reported lost/ stolen. They found her friend on the security footage of the restaurant, and her friend fingered her as being in possession of the ring and intending to turn it in. There wouldn't have been any charges filed, except for the fact that she took the ring to get it appraised, and solicited offers for it.

Lawyers.
 
2013-02-27 11:48:27 AM  
Use of the hero tag says more about subby's integrity than it does about anything in article.
 
2013-02-27 11:48:45 AM  
Meh. I'm sure she'll reap the rewards of her sons 100% disability check when he comes home from Afghanistan with his limbs blown off.
 
2013-02-27 11:48:58 AM  

The Glorified Jailer


...so now you're a hero for retuning things that don't belong to you?


What a retuner might look like:

3.bp.blogspot.com


pic is borrowed
 
2013-02-27 11:53:21 AM  
Well of course she returned it. Those eight cartridges didn't even fit her printer.
 
2013-02-27 12:01:59 PM  
www.gwu.edu
 
2013-02-27 12:05:09 PM  

gopher321: Once again, the use of the 'Hero' tag misused. Doing the right thing doesn't make you a hero.


These days it does. Too much "do the wrong thing" happening.

She only got a phone call from Brinks? 10% finders reward would have been nice
 
2013-02-27 12:05:19 PM  

twiztedjustin: gopher321: Once again, the use of the 'Hero' tag misused. Doing the right thing doesn't make you a hero.

Especially when doing the wrong thing would have meant cramming a crapload of $1 bills and PENNIES into your car.

Also, not sure from the article but was there or was there not a mail man there behind her who saw it happen?


For what it's worth, 11,000 $1 bills would take up less than half a cubic foot

(.004" x 2.61" x 6.14") x 11000 = 705 in^3 = 0.41 ft^3

That's something like two or three shoeboxes; you could hide that much in the space under the seats.
 
2013-02-27 12:09:47 PM  
She's a better person than me. I would have kept it.
 
2013-02-27 12:09:54 PM  

Buffalo77: Use of the hero tag says more about subby's integrity than it does about anything in article.


I found $5 in the dryer and returned it to my boyfriend.
HERO
 
2013-02-27 12:11:09 PM  

gopher321: Once again, the use of the 'Hero' tag misused. Doing the right thing doesn't make you a hero.


This. I had no idea that having a disabled kid made doing the right thing more impressive. In fact, I'd argue the opposite. Not having a disabled kid and doing the right thing makes you a hero. You see, having a disabled kid and one deployed in the military tells me this woman is used to making sacrifices. She has a very good idea of what is important in life, and what is not. People like her are used to hard work and rise above petty theft and such moral quandaries as to whether she should return the money or keep it.
 
2013-02-27 12:14:47 PM  

Molavian: Good for her.  I'd have kept it. $11k would be a nice chunk of change to have fall into my lap.


This.
 
2013-02-27 12:17:09 PM  
*shrugs*

Isn't that money all tracked and counted?  It's not exactly manna from heaven.  You'd probably be committing some Federal crime being caught trying to spend it.
 
2013-02-27 12:21:17 PM  

Buffalo77: Use of the hero tag says more about subby's integrity than it does about anything in article.


IME people tend to think/hope/fear that other people have values similar to their own.  If I were to drop $11,000 on the ground, I think I'd like to do it in front of subby's house.
 
2013-02-27 12:22:04 PM  

whidbey: *shrugs*

Isn't that money all tracked and counted?  It's not exactly manna from heaven.  You'd probably be committing some Federal crime being caught trying to spend it.


A drone would of tracked her with a Hellfire.
 
2013-02-27 12:27:00 PM  
Brinks should have done more than simply call to say thanks.  It would have cost more to them than losing the 11k (probably insured), but they should have fixed her car (or bought her a new one) and maybe set up some kind of fund for the disabled kid.  The ROI from the good PR would have been huge.
 
2013-02-27 12:35:44 PM  

CygnusDarius: What world do we live in where decency is so rare?.


It's money.  What does decency have to do with it?  Are you actually claiming that people are 'decent' in their pursuit of cash?  The CEO who cuts half their workforce to increase shareholder value?  The police officer who ruins someone's life over a petty incident?  I could go on and on with examples of people throwing decency out the window to feed their families..

This lady was just plain stupid.
 
2013-02-27 12:35:56 PM  
Is it a source of pride these days to proclaim you have a disabled child ?
 
2013-02-27 12:36:24 PM  
Why does this stuff never happen to me??
 
2013-02-27 12:40:34 PM  

The Glorified Jailer: ...so now you're a hero for retuning things that don't belong to you?


Someone who is honest when no one is looking? Drew frowns on using the Wheaton tag for that, and the Walken tag demands more cowbell.
 
2013-02-27 12:46:10 PM  
It was all in coin and singles? shiat that would be a strip club casino visit waiting to happen.

Make it rain!!!

/although I guess no slots really take coins anymore, maybe some ghetto Vegas off the strip stuff.
 
2013-02-27 12:47:49 PM  

Snarfangel: The Glorified Jailer: ...so now you're a hero for retuning things that don't belong to you?

Someone who is honest when no one is looking? Drew frowns on using the Wheaton tag for that, and the Walken tag demands more cowbell.


What about the Florida tag?.
 
2013-02-27 12:47:59 PM  

The Glorified Jailer: ...so now you're a hero for retuning things that don't belong to you?


Yeah, I'm not getting this. Seems all too common someone is deemed a hero for doing the right thing.

"Hero" tag should be reserved for extraordinary behavior... Oh, wait, okay, now I get it.
 
2013-02-27 12:50:40 PM  

MightyPez: CygnusDarius: What world do we live in where decency is so rare?.

So shines a good deed in a weary world?



I SAID GOOD DAY SIR!
 
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