“Faith in humanity restored” Homeless man returns lost wallet to senior citizen

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is shining light on a Good Samaritan in northeast Edmonton.

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 around 1 p.m., two constables were driving in the area of 50 Street and 124 Avenue when they were waved down by a man. The man is known as a friendly person, who always says, “Hello” to police and is homeless.

The man said he was waiting for police to drive by so he could turn in a leather wallet he had found only 30 minutes earlier in an alley. The wallet contained cash, a debit card, a credit card, personal documents and prescription medication.

Identification in the wallet indicated that it belonged to a 96-year-old man.

Police contacted the senior citizen to hand deliver his missing wallet.

The 96-year-old man and his son were so relieved and grateful that his wallet was recovered.

After realizing all of his cash and cards were untouched, the senior told Northeast Division Const. Mark Rosenow, “My faith in humanity has been restored.”

The senior took the cash from his wallet and asked the officers to give it back to the homeless man as a gesture of thanks.

“The homeless man is very police friendly and his actions demonstrate his true character,” says Const. Rosenow.

MRU #:16R0118

Edmonton Police Service
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