Love This: Would You Give The Money Back? Salvador Rayas Did!

AUTHOR: | POSTED: September 13, 2012 | COMMENTS: 2 Comments
CATEGORIES: Love This...Not So Much,

Carolyn Savage

Not sure if you caught it, but there was a high speed chase in LA yesterday. I know, I know. Not exactly breaking news. Seems that high speed chases are a dime a dozen in LA, but this one was different. Why? Because the four genius’ who were attempting to outrun the twelve cop cars and multiple helicopters chasing them, decided to throw their loot out of their car windows. People watching on television, who realized the chase was taking place in their neighborhood, started to line the streets in an attempt to stuff their pockets with some of the airborn stolen cash. Many were successful.

I happened to catch the clip about this chase on the Today Show this morning. During their story they interviewed a man, Salvador Rayas, whose comments stopped me dead in my tracks. You see, Mr. Rayas, pocketed fistfuls of cash, and promptly turned the money into the police.


Watch his comments…he’s at 1:50 into the story….



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Even though I’m sure Mr. Rayas could have used the money, he made an honorable choice and returned it to the rightful owner.  This story caught my eye not only because I love a good old fashioned example of people doing the right thing, but I also have an affection for those that return things they really would rather have kept, to their rightful owners. 


So hats off to you, Salvador Rayas.  Thank you for giving me the perfect “teachable moment story” for my kids.  Your mother should be very proud!




2 Comments on “ Love This: Would You Give The Money Back? Salvador Rayas Did! ”

  • Jesabes | September 16th, 2012 2:14 pm

    That is really impressive. Honestly (sadly), I don’t think I’d go to the trouble. I’d stay away from the area with all the cash to avoid the mob of people. Good for him for both helping pick up and for turning it in!

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  • Carolyn Savage | September 17th, 2012 9:22 am

    I agree. Such a great ethic in him. His mama did something right!

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