Man Takes $1000 That's Not His From Humble Waitress

Efforts to return customer's money ends with the wrong man walking away with the cash.
3:00 | 12/22/13

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Now to a moment of honesty followed by a moment of greed, involves a waitress who found 100 bucks and tried to returned it. A waitress at the crab house, realized one of his customers forgot something. I just saw a wad of hundreds. I didn't count it. Reporter: Security cameras were rolling as knight caught up to this man and handed him the misplaced $1,000. One small problem, this is not the man who lost the money. Fast forward the tape, we could see the rightful owner leave with his wife before this dishonest customer. I thought it I i was giving it to the right guy. Reporter: He was visiting from chicago and said police told him, unfortunately, no actual crime had been committed. If the cash does come back, he'll give it to the waitress who's expecting a baby, the possibility this good deed could be rewarded after all. For "good morning america," tai hernandez, abc news, new york. Who would do --? I can't imagine somebody being surprised, you dropped this. Oh, yeah, I did, of course. When somebody comes up and hands you money, yeah, I'll come back with the money.

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