Skip to comments.Vet Returns Winning Lottery Ticket Found At Store
Posted on 05/30/2006 8:34:46 AM PDT by Puppage
BAY SHORE, N.Y. -- A U.S. soldier and his girlfriend found a winning lottery ticket on the ground at a convenience store Monday and turned it in to police, who were able to find its owner -- a $2,500 winner with no idea her lucky ticket was missing.
Sgt. Edward Boniberger and Marnie Hall found the ticket in a plastic case at a 7-Eleven store, Suffolk County Police said. They tried to find the woman who had signed it, but when they couldn't, they took it to a police station.
Detectives then located Mary Ann Doerrbecker, who hadn't realized she had dropped the ticket, according to Suffolk County Detective Sgt. Thomas Groneman.
"She was shocked," Groneman said. Doerrbecker met the couple at the Third Precinct and offered them a reward, which they declined.
"He said, 'Absolutely not,"' Groneman said.
Boniberger said he told Doerrbecker she should donate something to charity instead.
"There's people out there who need it a lot more than I do," he said.L
He said he would have wanted someone else to do the same if it had been him who lost the ticket.
Boniberger, of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, was stationed in Baghdad and returned to the United States in September 2005.
This simply can't be true. Our service people are all bad people. John Murtha told me so.
But the democrats and the MSM are all telling us that the military are all maladjusted mass murderers.
Bump for a story that actually (gasp) puts a soldier in a good light!
The character of the American warrior shines through.
God Bless Our Troops Ping
Amen to that!
Honor, duty, country. To some people those words actually mean something.
We'll all be reading about this in tomorrow's papers, won't we? And hear about it on the nightly news programs?
Not a snowball's chance, since it doesn't fit their socialist agenda.
Had this been a story about an illegal alien or ghetto gangbanger doing the right thing:
A. It would have been amazing.
B. MSM would carry the story for days.
I notice it's New York...wonder if the NYT mentioned it.
Pfft. Don't hold your breath!
"Doerrbecker met the couple at the Third Precinct and offered them
a reward, which they declined."
Another "maybe there is still hope for this country" moment.
Not the New York Times. However, it is on the NBC flagship tv station in NY, CNN, Newsweek, Newsday, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, the Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and even the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and the Guardian (U.K.), according to Google.
If it had been an Illegal Alien, our local Red Star would have had to run a special edition to cover the story.
That man's parents did a fine job!
Thanks for the ping.
Honestly, who wouldn't have tried to return it? IT WAS SIGNED. He couldn't have cashed it in even if he wanted to.