Urban Anthony Jones found more than $40,000 in a plastic bag on a Los Angeles street, but he didn’t keep the money.
He instead returned the cash to its rightful owner because, he said, it was instinct.
The 21-year-old Burbank High School graduate returned home from watching a movie with his girlfriend about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 3 when he saw his neighbor, Al Greenblat, outside their Los Angeles apartment building rummaging through trash next to a discarded mattress.
He noticed Greenblat was not acting like his usual self and the right side of his face was bruised.
“It’s weird, ‘cause I have never seen him out that late,” Jones said.
He told Greenblat to come inside the apartment building, but the 77-year-old denied that he lived there and insisted that the building was a manufacturing plant where he once worked.