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Man Finds A Bag Filled With Thousands of Dollars

FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

A Fresno man who says he is so poor he only had $1 for lunch on Tuesday ending up finding $125,000.

Joe Cornell was volunteering at the Salvation Army in Downtown Fresno when he found an orange bag in the middle of the street.

"I was watering my plants and my trees when an armored car stopped at the corner," says Joe Cornell, "A car pulled up saying that the 'Brinks' driver dropped something, but the armored car kept going."

When Cornell went to see what was going on he found a large orange bag. Cornell says when he looked inside the bag there was a ton of cash inside on of it.

"I thought 'What type of man do I want my grandkids to think I am?'," says Cornell, "I want them to think I'm a just man that does the right thing and I did the right thing."

Cornell says he called the police and they interviewed him about what happened. The officer told him, he was one in a million, because not everybody would have turned the cash in.

The Good Samaritan volunteers for the 'Salvation Army' and is in their rehabilitation program.

"I'm trying to get my life together and I want them to be proud of me. I decided to do the right thing," adds Cornell.

When Cornell's wife found out what happened she burst into tears. She says that she's so proud of him for giving the money back, especially because they are so poor.

As for a reward or a thank you KMPH Fox 26 News tried to get ahold of 'Brinks' but they haven't returned our emails.

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