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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Wisconsin Man Returns $850 G

Wow, I am very impressed, cheers for this guy.

Wis. man finds — and returns — $850G
ROTHSCHILD, Wis. (AP) — Police and city officials say thanks is not enough for Jon Jazdzewski.

Jazdzewski, 52, an employee of Wausau Supply, was driving out of town for business around 4 a.m. Jan. 28 when he spotted something on the road near the Rothschild Village Hall.

"I knew it was a money bag, and I picked it up. But there was no doubt in my mind that this thing was going back to (the village)," said Jazdzewski, of Kronenwetter.

What was inside the locked bag was more than $850,000 in cash and checks, according to city officials.

A police officer had set the bag on the trunk of a squad car and then was called to an emergency, Jazdzewski said. The bag apparently slid off the back of the car when the officer pulled away.

Rothschild Police Chief Bill Schremp declined to discuss the contents of the bag, which was lost between the Village Hall and River Valley State Bank, but he said he was grateful.

"Someone that found the bag was very honest. We are planning on doing something for him," Schremp said.