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Boy Scout, 11, Turns In Purse With Nearly $2,000

The AP via YellowBrix

December 17, 2009

GREENSBORO, N.C. -An 11-year-old North Carolina boy has found and returned a stolen purse with nearly $2,000 inside. The News & Record of Greensboro reported Wednesday that Edward Myers and his siblings were helping neighbors plant trees in a Greensboro park when he spotted a purse on the creek bank. The Boy Scout and his mother called the police, and the purse’s owner showed up to collect.

The owner told police her car was broken into on Thanksgiving. Police said the thief took $30 out of the main billfold but missed $1,900 in another compartment before flinging the purse into the creek.

The owner rewarded Edward with one of the $100 bills. He gave $40 of it to his mother and spent the other $60 on a Carolina Panthers jersey.


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    HCSO531

    over 4 years ago

    248 Comments

    WOW wouldnt mind having him on my department in the future...

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    Macedoniangreek

    over 4 years ago

    74 Comments

    Nice to know there are still honest people out there.

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    sat233238

    over 4 years ago

    648 Comments

    His parents should be justifiably proud for raising a boy with principles and character.

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    NorthernCop

    over 4 years ago

    132 Comments

    WOW great work kid. Just to show you there are still nice people out there!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Lovlytae

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    ABSOLUTELY WONDERFULLY MADE YOUNG MAN!

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    rhood

    over 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    The parents have raised a fine young man, I hope he stays in the scouts and continues to build on his good character.

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    beejac

    over 4 years ago

    1424 Comments

    Good guys come in first. Congratulations young man.

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    j0ksta2000

    over 4 years ago

    932 Comments

    Although i Disagree with the Panthers Jersey, only because we all know the best NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys ;p j/k, Awesome Job to the Parents and Kid

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Great job by a great kid ! Like others have said, hope he considers Law Enforcement for a career. This is also a tribute to the parents !!

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    deputyroark

    over 4 years ago

    196 Comments

    Great Job!!! See another reason that we should support the Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts. That is also because he had parents that care and raised him with morals and standards.

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    A_Schumann1970

    over 4 years ago

    48 Comments

    Good Job!! This 11yr. old boyscout will make a great Law Enforcement Agent some day. That unselfish act warms my heart. God Bless the young man for his love and unselfisgness to his mother.

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    HEYSARGE

    over 4 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Doing the right thing ...what a concept!!!

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    42236 Comments

    Cool. I hope he's considering a career as a LEO!!!

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    alexy

    over 4 years ago

    3970 Comments

    Great job little man!!!!!

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    patchez

    over 4 years ago

    7448 Comments

    Honesty does pay...

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