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Police search for property owner after good deed

August 12, 2011

A Poteau man recently
proved to local law
enforcement that honesty
still survives in this day
and age after he turned in
valuable property he had
found to the Poteau Police
Department.
Ted D. Kilgore, 73, of
Poteau, pulled up to a
Poteau business a few
weeks ago and to his
amazement found a container
lying in the parking
lot. When he went to
investigate, he discovered
it held a large amount of
coins.
While some people
would have placed it in
their vehicle and driven
away, Kilgore, realizing
that someone had lost their
treasure, put it in his vehicle
and headed for the
Po t e a u Po l i c e
Department.
Kilgore carried the
bounty he had found into
the police department and
told his story in hopes that
there might have been a
report filed by the rightful
owner.
To date, no one has
reported the missing
money and it is currently
being held at the police
department to be claimed.
If you have lost a similar
item and can describe
the contents inside and the
container they were
secured in, contact the
Poteau Police Department
at 918-647-8620.
If the money remains
unclaimed, law allows
Kilgore to become the
rightful owner for his good
Samaritan actions.

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