What will you do if you came across a purse loaded with money you have never seen in your life?
So, a 16-year-old high school junior boy was driving home from school last Wednesday when he noticed a black purse in the middle of the street. He took the purse from the road, and when he checked what was in it, he was shocked as he found $10,000 (equivalent of N3.6million)
The teenager identified as Rhami Zeini, says he opened the purse to find the owner’s identification and was surprised when he discovered more money than he had ever seen in his life.
Zeini spoke with his parents and then did the right thing by turning in the small fortune to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.
“To me, I figured this is the right thing to do,” Zeini told sources, “If I take it and find whoever’s purse it was because if the roles were reversed and I had lost something with a significant sum of money inside, I know I would want it back for sure.”
The sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post that a watch officer was able to contact the owner and return the money to her, writing she “was very grateful.”
Kelly Hoover, public information officer for the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, told sources the owner says she was going on a hike and probably left her purse on the roof of her car, then accidentally drove away.
To express her gratitude for Zeini’s act of service, the rightful owner reportedly rewarded him $100.