Good Samaritan pays it forward by giving money back - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Good Samaritan pays it forward by giving money back

Updated:
FILE (Source: Flickr Commons) FILE (Source: Flickr Commons)
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Crime Stoppers searches for suspected rapist

    Crime Stoppers searches for suspected rapist

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:26:14 GMT
    Authorities are asking for the public's help in tracking down a suspect wanted for forcible rape, home invasion and felony theft. He is described as 5'7" and weighs about 160 pounds.More >>
    Authorities are asking for the public's help in tracking down a suspect wanted for forcible rape, home invasion and felony theft. He is described as 5'7" and weighs about 160 pounds.More >>
  • Viral Video: Goliath grouper snags 4-foot shark from fisherman's line

    Viral Video: Goliath grouper snags 4-foot shark from fisherman's line

    A fisherman off the coast of Bonita Springs, Florida thinks he has a pretty nice catch. As he reels in a four-foot shark, his catch is stolen by an even bigger fish. A massive grouper pulls the sharkMore >>
    A massive grouper steals a four-foot shark from a fisherman's line off the coast of Florida.More >>
  • Neighbor says father accused of beating son to death usually kept to himself, boy rarely seen

    Neighbor says father accused of beating son to death usually kept to himself, boy rarely seen

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:19:15 GMT
    A man who lives in the neighborhood of the father arrested in the beating death of his 5-year-old son said the dad was quiet and the child was rarely seen.More >>
    A man who lives in the neighborhood of the father arrested in the beating death of his 5-year-old son said the dad was quiet and the child was rarely seen.More >>
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) -

Some people might call it divine intervention.

Vanessa Patterson found a bank envelope full of money in a shopping cart outside of Sam's Club in Slidell on Thursday, according to police. A receipt was inside the envelope with a membership number on it, so the woman went inside of the store to find the person's phone number.

The Good Samaritan contacted a police officer who was at the store on an unrelated call for service. When the woman showed the officer the envelope of money and the receipt, he called the phone number provided by the store and found the rightful owner of the money.

The money was returned to a man who said it belonged to his church. He said he did not realize the cash was missing.

Slidell Police thanked Patterson on their Facebook page for being an "outstanding, honest citizen."

Follow FOX 8:     

Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow