WESTCHESTER (CBSLA.com) — A search is underway to find the rightful owner of $8,000 that was left in a booth at a Denny’s Diner in Westchester.
The money was discovered at the restaurant on Century Boulevard near the Los Angeles International Airport Dec. 19.READ MORE: Caught On Camera: San Bernardino Sheriff Deputy Kicks Surrendered Suspect In Head 2 times
he person who found the money turned it into police.
Customers say they’re surprised someone would forget that kind of money but agree turning it in was the right thing to do.READ MORE: LAFD Knocks Down 4-Acre Blaze In Remote Section Of Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park
“You know, $8,000 is $8,000 but I would though, you know? Because you never know what the person might be going through. They might have to pay rent. You just have to take that into account,” said Israel Ruiz, a customer.
Police say they must do everything in their power to find their rightful owner. But now, three months later, if he doesn’t come forward, the person who found it will be allowed to keep the small treasure.MORE NEWS: Caught On Video: Naked Man Burglarizes Bel-Air Home Before Coming Face To Face With Unsuspecting Homeowner
“I would have been like, ‘Oh my God, somebody left this amount of money right here,’ ” said Robin Gillette, another customer.