When this 19-year-old was assisting his grandpa in purchasing a pair of socks online, he became aware that the balance on his account was becoming dangerously low.
Therefore, in order to make a deposit, he traveled to the Wells Fargo branch that was geographically closest to his residence in Albuquerque.
When Jose came to make his deposit, he discovered a bag made of transparent plastic lying on the ground that was full with cash. It turned out to be a combination of $50 and $20 notes for a total of $135,000.
After taking a few moments to compose himself, Jose did what he was sure was the appropriate action and dialed 911 to report the incident.
“This money could have made an amazing amount of difference in his life if he went down the other route,” Office Simon Drobik, a spokesperson for the Albuquerque police said “however, he picked the integrity way and did the right thing.”
Officer Drobik subsequently shared his thoughts, saying, “I’ve seen a lot of things in 21 years, but this was one of a kind and refreshing for the department and community.”
According to the police, this is perhaps the largest sum of money that has ever been recovered in Albuquerque’s history.
Even though Jose responded that he did not feel like a hero, the ceremony to honor him was conducted nonetheless by the mayor and the police chief.