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Fresno, CA - Man Returns $125,000 That Fell From Brinks Armored Truck

Published on: May 30, 2014 03:52 PM
By: AP
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Fresno, CA -  A Salvation Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck.

Joe Cornell tells The Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/1oSfYIr ) that he found the cash Tuesday after a Brinks truck pulled away from a red light in Fresno and left the sack behind.

The 52-year-old Cornell is in a Salvation Army substance-abuse rehabilitation program. His duties for the organization include working on donated trailers.

Cornell says he started crying and shaking after finding the money. He says he decided to report it to police after thinking of his coming grandchild.

Brinks spokesman Ed Cunningham says he isn’t sure how the truck lost the money, and called the incident a security issue.

The company will give Cornell a $5,000 reward and make a separate $5,000 donation to the Salvation Army.



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 May 30, 2014 at 06:04 PM Davethemave Says:

He will be speaking at the next Agudah convention.

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 May 30, 2014 at 06:56 PM migraine Says:

Are we gonna start capturing our "Cornell Moments" now?

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 May 30, 2014 at 07:18 PM Anonymous Says:

It's interesting to me that no-one has commented on what a wonderful thing this man did. Yet when an Orthodox Jew does something like this, we act as though people from other religious denominations would never do such a thing. In some ways, people are people. Hashem made all people-not just Jews. There are many wonderful Jews and there are many wonderful non-Jews. We have to get over ourselves.

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 May 31, 2014 at 10:23 PM knowitall1 Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It's interesting to me that no-one has commented on what a wonderful thing this man did. Yet when an Orthodox Jew does something like this, we act as though people from other religious denominations would never do such a thing. In some ways, people are people. Hashem made all people-not just Jews. There are many wonderful Jews and there are many wonderful non-Jews. We have to get over ourselves.

You are correct, but must realize that this middah is something learned from Judao-Christian values which of course is Torah Jewish Values. A part of the tachlis of klal yisroel in exile is to be mashpia on the non jewish population. Rabbi Wein says that Christianity offer the world Judaism without the commitment. A lesser know fact is that one purpose of exile is for the opposite; for the Jewish People to learn a good midah from the host nation. Each nation has a good midah which we can learn from. The gemarah says Parsiyim (Persians) are tsanua, modest and the gemorah learn proper washroom educate and conduct from them as well as learning from other nations as well about other midos.

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 May 31, 2014 at 10:38 PM Anonymous Says:

Brinks is very cheap only giving this man a 5K reward,

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