Teen finds purse with $10,000—and turns it in to police

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A teen from Santa Barbara, California, found a purse with $10,000 and, surprisingly, turned it in to his local police department, BuzzFeed News reports.

In a Facebook post, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s office credits 16-year-old Rhami Zeini with helping the purse full of cash find its way back to its original owner. The owner of the cash awarded Zeini with $100 for his honesty. She believes her purse fell off the roof of her car as she was driving.

“To me, I figured this is the right thing to do,” Zeini told KCOY. “I know I would want it back for sure.”

Zeini received an outpouring of praise for his good deed, while others admitted they would not have been so kind. “[You’re] a fine young man Rhami,” one Facebook comment read. “Your parents raised you well.” Other comments of support appeared on Twitter.

Others questioned why the owner was walking around with so much cash on hand in the first place.

The teen doesn’t seem to regret his decision to return the money, though.

H/T BuzzFeed News

Alexis Tatum

Alexis Tatum

Alexis Tatum studies journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. She's an editorial intern with the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in Orange magazine and the Daily Texan.