Man Finds A Bag Filled With Thousands of Dollars - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Man Finds A Bag Filled With Thousands of Dollars

FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

A Fresno man who says he is so poor he only had $1 for lunch on Tuesday ending up finding $125,000.

Joe Cornell was volunteering at the Salvation Army in Downtown Fresno when he found an orange bag in the middle of the street.

"I was watering my plants and my trees when an armored car stopped at the corner," says Joe Cornell, "A car pulled up saying that the 'Brinks' driver dropped something, but the armored car kept going."

When Cornell went to see what was going on he found a large orange bag. Cornell says when he looked inside the bag there was a ton of cash inside on of it.

"I thought 'What type of man do I want my grandkids to think I am?'," says Cornell, "I want them to think I'm a just man that does the right thing and I did the right thing."

Cornell says he called the police and they interviewed him about what happened. The officer told him, he was one in a million, because not everybody would have turned the cash in.

The Good Samaritan volunteers for the 'Salvation Army' and is in their rehabilitation program.

"I'm trying to get my life together and I want them to be proud of me. I decided to do the right thing," adds Cornell.

When Cornell's wife found out what happened she burst into tears. She says that she's so proud of him for giving the money back, especially because they are so poor.

As for a reward or a thank you KMPH Fox 26 News tried to get ahold of 'Brinks' but they haven't returned our emails.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • No Running Water At Fresno Apartment Complex

    No Running Water At Fresno Apartment Complex

    Dozens of apartments were without water for most of the morning in a southeast Fresno apartment.Fresno city leaders say the property owner owed the city more than $16,000 for unpaid water bills and penalties, so city crews were forced to turn it off.Resident Anthony Smith says, "You don't expect to be taken advantage of or to be treated as less than. That is what I see and feel this company has done to the people here."For years, the Air Force veteran has lived at the complex.Smith says he's...More >>
    Dozens of apartments were without water for most of the morning in a southeast Fresno apartment.Fresno city leaders say the property owner owed the city more than $16,000 for unpaid water bills and penalties, so city crews were forced to turn it off.Resident Anthony Smith says, "You don't expect to be taken advantage of or to be treated as less than. That is what I see and feel this company has done to the people here."For years, the Air Force veteran has lived at the complex.Smith says he's...More >>
  • Limousine Involved in Crash Near Reedley

    Limousine Involved in Crash Near Reedley

    The CHP, the Fresno County Sheriff's Department, and several ambulances are responding to a crash involving a limousine anda U-Haul truck near Reedley.The crash happened Tuesday night at the intersection of Englehartand Lincoln Avenues.It's unclear if anyone was hurt, but KMPH FOX 26 News does have a crew at the scene gathering details.We'll have the latest on Great Day, starting at 5:00 a.m.More >>
    The CHP, the Fresno County Sheriff's Department, and several ambulances are responding to a crash involving a limousine anda U-Haul truck near Reedley.The crash happened Tuesday night at the intersection of Englehartand Lincoln Avenues.It's unclear if anyone was hurt, but KMPH FOX 26 News does have a crew at the scene gathering details.We'll have the latest on Great Day, starting at 5:00 a.m.More >>
  • Thieves Steal Baseball Equipment From Special Needs Kids Team

    Thieves Steal Baseball Equipment From Special Needs Kids Team

    A special–needs softball league in Fresno might not be able to play this season. It's because thieves stole all of its equipment from a shed at Al Radka Park in Southeast Fresno.
    More >>
    A special–needs softball league in Fresno might not be able to play this season. It's because thieves stole all of its equipment from a shed at Al Radka Park in Southeast Fresno.

    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.