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Vet Returns Winning Lottery Ticket Found At Store
WNBC Television ^ | 5/30/2006 | Puppage

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: New York
KEYWORDS: anamericansoldier; moralabsolutes
God bless our troops!
1 posted on 05/30/2006 8:34:48 AM PDT by Puppage
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To: Puppage

This simply can't be true. Our service people are all bad people. John Murtha told me so.

/sarc


2 posted on 05/30/2006 8:38:09 AM PDT by yobid (Where's the National Guard? I'm still waiting.)
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To: Puppage
I'll 2nd that!

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3 posted on 05/30/2006 8:38:11 AM PDT by b4its2late (Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Hillary's from hell. Deal with it.)
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To: Puppage

But the democrats and the MSM are all telling us that the military are all maladjusted mass murderers.


4 posted on 05/30/2006 8:39:43 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (No program, no ideas, no clue: The democrats!)
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To: Puppage

Bump for a story that actually (gasp) puts a soldier in a good light!


5 posted on 05/30/2006 8:41:09 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Puppage

The character of the American warrior shines through.


6 posted on 05/30/2006 8:42:19 AM PDT by Army MP Retired (There Will Be Many False Prophets)
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To: Flyer; humblegunner; Allegra; TheMom; Xenalyte; thackney; Eaker; stevie_d_64; TXBSAFH; ...

God Bless Our Troops Ping


7 posted on 05/30/2006 8:44:19 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Whatever happened to Cynthia McKinney?)
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To: pax_et_bonum
God Bless Our Troops Ping

Amen to that!

8 posted on 05/30/2006 8:47:07 AM PDT by Allegra (Thread Hijacker Extraordinaire)
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To: Puppage

Honor, duty, country. To some people those words actually mean something.


9 posted on 05/30/2006 8:48:56 AM PDT by shezza (God bless our military heroes)
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To: Puppage

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.


10 posted on 05/30/2006 8:53:38 AM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: butternut_squash_bisque

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.


11 posted on 05/30/2006 9:07:12 AM PDT by D1X1E
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To: D1X1E

Natch.


12 posted on 05/30/2006 9:09:11 AM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: FourtySeven

I notice it's New York...wonder if the NYT mentioned it.


13 posted on 05/30/2006 9:09:47 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: wagglebee

ping


14 posted on 05/30/2006 9:24:43 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: ErnBatavia
I notice it's New York...wonder if the NYT mentioned it.

Pfft. Don't hold your breath!

15 posted on 05/30/2006 9:25:04 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Puppage

"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.


16 posted on 05/30/2006 9:27:20 AM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA
Another "maybe there is still hope for this country" moment.

Amen!

17 posted on 05/30/2006 9:46:11 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: ErnBatavia

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.


18 posted on 05/30/2006 9:53:43 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: Puppage

If it had been an Illegal Alien, our local Red Star would have had to run a special edition to cover the story.


19 posted on 05/30/2006 10:11:31 AM PDT by newcthem (When are our congress-men going to start getting paid in Pesos?)
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To: Puppage
Years ago on a train I handed a woman a purse full of money she'd dropped. She thanked me for being so honest and although she meant it well, somehow it sounded like an insult. (What did you expect?)
20 posted on 05/30/2006 10:30:44 AM PDT by xenophiles
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To: Puppage

Amazing story.


21 posted on 05/30/2006 10:31:41 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: pax_et_bonum

That man's parents did a fine job!

Thanks for the ping.


22 posted on 05/30/2006 12:02:13 PM PDT by TheMom (Dix now has a fellow Texan to talk politics with. R.I.P. TexasCowboy.)
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To: Puppage

Honestly, who wouldn't have tried to return it? IT WAS SIGNED. He couldn't have cashed it in even if he wanted to.


23 posted on 05/30/2006 1:06:29 PM PDT by Hildy ("Whenever someone smiles at me all I see is a chimpanzee begging for its life." - Dwight Schrute)
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