FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (WTVR) — A Fredericksburg man is being looked at by the community as a role model after turning in money he found on the ground next to his car.
While some say they would take the money and run, 23-year-old Jacob Kroko chose to be a Good Samaritan and turned in the one grand in cash he found laying in a Fredricksburg Walmart parking lot.
“There is always the thought… always the thought of, ‘I could leave right now and I’m a thousand dollars richer,'” Kroko said. “But the second thought is, ‘What if I lost that money?'”
A man later called the store and asked if there had been any money turned in. He was lucky to find out that his money was safe in the hands of police.
Jacob said he didn’t expect the reaction police gave him when he turned over the cash.
“They were like, ‘Do you have money?’ And I said, ‘Yea, $100 bills.’ And they were like, ‘Okay.'”
Defense Department Police Officer Jason Carey says that the police may not have been surprised because money is turned into cops more often than some may believe.
“It’s kind of psychological. Most people will turn it in because they think they are being watched,” Officer Carey said.
The Fredericksburg Police have recognize Jacob for his honesty on their blog.
“It’s great to hear that there are people like that out there.”