Skip to comments.Former Burger King President's Bag Becomes Gift to Northwest Montana
Posted on 12/24/2009 1:18:28 AM PST by This_far
We're following up on a story tonight that shows one good turn deserves another.
Sunday night, we told you about a missing backpack in Kalispell. It contained a laptop and $6,000 that belonged to the former president of Burger King.
Russ Klein thought he put it in his rental car. As it turns out, the vehicle was someone else's.
We ran the story Sunday night.
The next morning, the car's owner took the bag, the laptop and the cash to Kalispell Police.
Klein offered a reward, but the good samaritan turned it down. So, Klein and his wife gave the Kalispell Police Department and our station $8,000 to donate to local charities.
"It's easy to pay back, and in this case, it's easy to pay back the community for the honesty that brought back our luggage," Klein said. "But we try to pay it forward, too. It's the way we try to teach our kids and our family all along. Before you're owed anything, try to give ahead of time, and it creates a certain vibe in your life."
We at KCFW are working closely with KPD to decide where to spread the money. We'll keep you posted on what we decide.
Thanks. I needed this ‘feel good’ story tonight.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
Why would anyone leave six thousand in cash in a rental car?
Rental car, same color/type (covered in a different story, sorry)
Just a short story about honest people.
Seems to be the time of the year when it's appropriate and the media report it (maybe it happens other times too?)
I believe that too...paying it forward.....deep down, I guess people “pay forward” because we’d like to think someone would be there for us, or our children or grandchildren if needed......
! and some fun to be had too!
I hope that it would continue to be TEACHING forward.
Think that the person in this story (he who found and returned that which was not his) learned from his forebears and acted upon their teachings?
I did something similar one time when I walked out into a parking lot and saw what I thought was my truck as it was the identical make, model, color etc. I opened the door, sat down as was befuddled that my key did not turn the ignition.
And then some guy ran up to the truck yelling all kinds of mean things to me and I realized it was not my truck.
He was cool about it, after I explained and pointed to my own truck.
BEat me to it.
LOL!! and I’ve only had one coffee so far!
When Volvo first began importing cars to the U.S., they had no IDEA how many they were going to sell. They did not provide anywhere near enough different key cylinders.
If you had an older model Volvo, there was a good chance that your key would start somebody else's car. I came out of the grocery store, sat down in what I thought was my husband's gray 740 sedan and actually cranked the car. Only when I reached for my sunglasses and found a bag on the seat that I didn't recognize did I look around and realize that the interior was a different color.
I just quietly turned it off, locked it, and went about my business. Nobody noticed and the owner apparently wasn't around.
Too bad that Montana doesn’t have Senators who are as honest as the citizens themselves.
Baucus and Tester need to be recalled. Petitions are already being circulated on Baucus.
I’ve got to say that they were elected and there’s many here who want the health care bill.
They’re not all college aged kids/profs either. (probably not all transplants from Calif/other either)
More and more, I envy Dick Proenneke.
Hey, tired, where’s can I sign the recall Baucus petition?
I hope not something like the homeless illegal alien transvestite center.
Kwanzaa party at BK