An honest man, Jake Bowers of Worthington Ohio, did something most people could not when trying to set a good example for his children. He found $14,000 on the side of the road on April 8th. He was driving with his family to a park in Worthington, which is a suburb of Columbus.
When Bowers initially saw the bag, he thought someone forgot their laptop, but upon closer inspection, it was brimming with $100 bills. He did not keep the money for himself, but instead took the money to a Worthington police station, where it ended up being returned to its rightful owner.
The money was meant to buy a car, but the original owner seemed to forget it on top of their car and drove off without it.
From Fox News:
WORTHINGTON, Ohio – An Ohio man says he was trying to set a good example for his children when he turned in $14,000 he found on the side of the road. WBNS-TV reports Jake Bowers found the money April 8 as he drove his family to a park in Worthington, a Columbus suburb. Bowers said when he initially saw the bag on the roadside, he thought it might contain someone’s laptop. Instead, it was filled with $100 bills. Bowers took the bag to the Worthington police station, and it was returned to its owner. A police report says the owner had taken the cash to a car dealer but left without buying a vehicle. He told police he must have left it on top of his car and driven off.