Lost and found, finders keepers?

@manong05 (5030)
Philippines
January 27, 2007 8:09am CST
A couple of months ago a street sweeper found a clutch bag full of money plus credit cards and ATM cards. He traced the owner to give what he found. It turned out to be a huge house with guards. The guards took the bag called the owner and ask the street sweeper to wait outside. Few minutes later the police came and took the guy to the station for questioning, was jailed for suspicion and later released. What's happening to our world. In a society like this, is finders keepers the best principle? One suffers for doing what he believes is the right thing to do. Do you believe in finders keepers?
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@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
27 Jan 07
that's so wrong. the street sweeper was just trying to do what he knows what is right. he should have been rewarded even. i feel sad for him. that should never be the case. i hate people who instead of thanking someone for doing good looks at a person with suspicion and malice. here in the philippines, a lot of good samaritans have done that. like someone left a bag full of money in a comfort room somewhere in manila and the janitor found the bag. he surrendered the bag to a tv station and the owner was traced. and the owner of the bag gave a reward to the janitor as a way of thanking him. this also happens to a lot of foreigners that is why most foreigners love philippines. ofcourse, it does not happen 100%. but atleast, most of the time, we appreciate people who do what is good.
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
Yes I agree with you. It's all over the news everytime something like this happens. Unfortunately this sad incident happened in Binondo, Chinatown.