Good Samaritans Return Bag Full of Money

Two College World Series vendors can't believe how missing money made it back into their hands. It was all thanks to two men who say it was just “the Omaha thing to do.”

Bob Price and a friend were walking to a College World Series game Monday evening, when Price saw a bag on the ground that he says didn't seem to belong.

He got curious enough that he had to check it out. What he found inside was something he'll never forget.

Bob said, "Holy moly, a dream come true! I found a bag full of money. So I shut it for a minute. I looked around and it was like there was nobody around."

Price and his friend moved to their car to take a closer look into the bag. Inside, they also found a laptop, cellphone, and wallet.

Price used the phone to contact its owners. He soon learned they were the franchise owners of the Dippin' Dots ice cream stand nearby.

Shelly Geiser and her husband were amazed someone offered to return their items.

Dippin’ Dots owner Shelly Geiser said, "I just never dreamt. I guess I should have more faith in people but I'm like, 'Wow, we sure made it easy for somebody,' and it's like, especially the cash part."

Price and his friend knew they could have taken the bag and ran but Price says they both knew getting the bag back to its owners was the right thing to do.

"It did cross my mind, 'Oh this is all this money!' I was thinking of all of the things I could buy really quick, but in the long-run, guilt would take over, and it's just the right thing to do. This is Omaha. This is the way we're supposed to be."

It allowed the Dippin’ Dots owners to keep their business going.

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