When conscience stuck: an American sent money to the police for a car scratched 30 years ago
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The police chief of the city of South St. Paul in Minnesota, Bill Messerich, has seen a lot in his career. But this situation happened to him for the first time. A letter came to the police, and when Bill opened the envelope, ten fresh hundred-dollar bills fell out.
Source: Twin Cities
"I was just in shock," Bill said. "This doesn't happen every day." In addition to the money, there was a letter in the envelope. It surprised the policeman even more. The sender apologized for the damage to the property more than 30 years ago and asked the police to find the victim and give him the money. There was no return address on the envelope.
The letter stated that in 1985 or 1986, the author of the letter crashed into a car in the parking lot. He asked to check the police records for that time, and if the victim was not found, to leave money for the needs of the police.
Messerich said that the records for 1985 and 1986 have not been preserved by the police, so the money will be transferred to the account of the department, and they will spend it on new equipment. The head of the city, Steve Kind, commented on the situation, saying that this is the first time he has faced such a situation in 35 years of work.