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Good Samaritan Returns Lost Bag After Stealing Camera

by | 16th, October 2011

THE good soul who returned Jeremy and Sally Weaving’s lost bags kept their camera as a “reward”.

The couple had lost their bag at Bournemouth Airport. In it were the Weavings’ passports, a driving licence, some cash and a Panasonic Lumix camera.

Mrs Weaving explains:

“You can imagine our surprise when a large parcel arrived at our house. I thought ‘hooray – good people really do exist’ – but things weren’t that simple. The passports, driving licence and money were all there but the camera wasn’t. In its place were the memory stick and a letter from the finder.”

The letter goes like this:

“I tripped on your bag on the road, near the exit of the car park, but there was no one to return it to. I waited 15 minutes, then took it home.

“I am now returning the bag with the passports and your driver’s licence, avoiding you a lot of paperwork and unnecessary expense, as I experienced last year in Spain when my handbag was snatched and my husband and I lost our documents, camera (14MPX), mobile phone and other personal items with much inconvenience.

“I am sure your gratitude will extend to let me keep the camera (I never did replace mine) as a reward.

You will find the memory card with this letter so you can still see your holiday snaps. Hope you won’t find my decision too harsh but often we have to pay for our mistakes (like paying for a fine for speeding) and look at the whole incident as a travel expense.

“A good Samaritan…but not that good.”

How upset should the Weavings be?

 



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