Lucky Couple Finds $11,000 in Cash at the Golden Gate Bridge

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A Vallejo couple taking a romantic outing to San Francisco on Valentine's Day stumbled across something that would bring any couple closer together : $11,060 in cash.

NBC brings us the story this morning of Carlos and Barbara Landeros, who made a pre-Valentine's Day dinner stop at the Golden Gate Bridge only to find a little more than breathtaking views. When they pulled into Vista Point, Barbara spotted a black camera bag with no owner in sight.

The couple stood guard over the bag, assuming the owner would come back looking for it. "We [waited] about 45 minutes before we picked up the bag," Barbara told NBC.

Eventually Barbara's curiosity got the best of her and she decided to take a peek inside, where she saw a camera lens, credit cards, and finally, an envelope filled with all that cash.

"I got nervous at first, it could be drug money," she said. "I was scared."

The couple decided to do the right thing and not spend it (good karma). Instead, they brought the cache of cash to the San Francisco Police Department. The cops, who admitted even they were impressed by the kindness of these strangers, were able to use the credit cards to trace the owners. As you can imagine, the tourists were stoked to get their money before traveling back home to China the following day.

As for the Landeroses, well, after dropping off the cash, those good Samaritans got stuck in San Francisco traffic, missed their romantic dinner, and ended up eating a snack at a local McDonald's for Valentine's Day, because no good deed goes unpunished.




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derfztieg
derfztieg

find a wallet id credit cards little bit of money, sure return it.find 11,000 dollars in cash and returning it is not an option.let's leave mystical bullshit out of this karma,god,etc.people who don't value that much money enough to not leave it behind can not get it returned without someone feeling guilty.i would have kept it guilt free.to be fair i would have donated a few grand to some charity or personal friends who needed it.

red.marcy.rand
red.marcy.rand topcommenter

No such thing as 'karma.' Mystical nonsense. The decision to keep or return lost monies should be rationally based on your own requirements.

red.marcy.rand
red.marcy.rand topcommenter

What fools these mortals be ! Good God, cash returned to wealthy Chinese who don't need it.

whennooneiswatching
whennooneiswatching

The world is full of wonderful kindhearted people, they just don't usually make it into the news. God Bless Carlos and Barbara for being a good example and doing the 'right thing'.

Adelaida Caballero
Adelaida Caballero

I have done the same thing and its such good karma because i have lost my wallet/cell phone countless times and it gets returned to me. Kudos to the couple!

gm0622
gm0622

@red.marcy.rand  

I usually prefer that the karma knocking on my door is good. Bad karma has a way of screwing up your entire week, if not more.

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