A couple of kids in Oregon were trying to make some extra money this summer when they got scammed. Preston Reid and Blaze Chase were hard at work when a man came up, ordered lemonade and paid them with a counterfeit $100 bill. The boys are only 12, but Preston quickly realized something wasn’t right.
“I knew it was fake, but I didn’t want to say anything to his face because I kind of got nervous,” he explains. Blaze tried to stall by slowly counting back 97 of their hard-earned dollars back to the man, but just as he finished, the guy jumped in his car to leave. The boys tried to snap photos of his license plate, but they weren’t clear enough.
That’s when their moms got involved and called the cops. Officer Hudson Warden with the Eugene Police Department arrived on the scene and was outraged that someone would steal from children. He went to the ATM, took out $100 of his own money and gave it to the boys to make up for their loss. He says the reason he did it was simple, “I wanted to show them that people are good.”
[Courtesy of Dr. Dave’s Ultimate Prep]
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