KINGSTON, N.Y. – A homeless man contacted police to have a wallet he found containing $485 in cash returned to its rightful owner.
On Sunday, 50-year-old Hassel "Junior" Barber, a homeless person who is frequently seen picking up bottles and cans, as well as sleeping on stoops along Broadway, found the wallet and contacted the Kingston Police Department to have it and all its contents returned.
"Thanks to the decency and honesty of a person that most likely could have used the cash - for food, shelter, or any other number of reasons - the wallet and cash were reunited with its owner," police say.
Since then, police say several people have inquired about the man, wanting to reward him for the deed.
Barber, however, told police that he did not want a reward, but that he just wanted to "do the right thing."