A Nigerian tissue seller who is based in Spain has made headlines for his honesty, after he returned a forgotten brief case containing €16,000, which had fallen off the roof of a car.
Peter Angelina, 35, is the individual being lauded as a good Samaritan for his actions.
According to Telegraph UK, he was selling packets of paper handkerchiefs at his usual roadside spot, on December 3rd, when he noticed that a briefcase had been left on the roof of a car. When the motorist pulled away, the briefcase fell to the ground.
Angelina then tried to stop the driver, but was unable to do so. He then took the briefcase to the police station so authorities could assist in tracking down the owner – which they were eventually able to do. The owner was a 42-year-old businessman from Seville.
Reports state that “the case was discovered to contain €3,150 in cash and six cheques with a combined value of €13,000 as well as some documents and a mobile telephone.”
As a reward for his honesty, the businessman gave him €100.
“People say I could have kept the money and then thrown the briefcase away but I am not like that, and God wouldn’t have liked that… I am not crazy, I am a good man,” he said.
Angelina, reportedly trained as a doctor in his native country, Nigeria. However; his qualifications are not recognized in Europe.
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