Security Camera Captures Stranger Returning Wallet Stuffed With $1,500 In Cash
September 20, 2017
A teenager’s good deed was caught on video when he returned a wallet with $1,500 inside to its owner after finding it in the street.
Melissa Vang of Elk Grove, California, was home with her two young children when she heard someone knock at the front door. Fearing the worst, she ignored it. What she later saw on her surveillance cameras surprised her.
A young man had found her husband’s wallet full of cash and returned it to her doorstep.
Vang would later find out that Tyler Opdyke, 18, was passing out fliers for pest control in the neighborhood. He had found the wallet containing $1,500 in cash lying on the driveway.
“God bless this young man’s heart,” Vang wrote on Facebook. “My husband dropped his wallet (with hundreds of dollars and all his credit cards) in our drive way and this gentleman picked it up and left it at our doorstep after waiting for a few minutes, because I wouldn’t open the door (for strangers). I later found him. Thanked and rewarded him for his kind gesture.”
“It’s sad that I didn’t trust him to open my door when he was just doing a good deed,” Vang continued. “Sadly, this is the world we live in today. We hear so many terrible news and barely any good. I think we all need to be reminded that there are still good people out there. His act of kindness cannot go unrecognized.”
Opdyke admits as a teenager about to start college, he was excited at the thought of so much cash.
“I’ve been raised in the church all my life and I just felt this is not mine,” said Opdyke. “I don’t know their family. I don’t know what they’re going through.”