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    Homeless man in Texas wins right to keep bag containing $70,000 in cash, gold



    Earlier this year, the 46-year-old homeless man said he found a bag containing cash and gold coins on the banks of the Colorado River in Bastrop, Texas, and now the City Council there is allowing him to claim ownership of the contents — worth at least $70,000.“It is a great day for Bastrop; it is a great day for Mr. Yost,” the man’s attorney, Aleta Peacock, said Tuesday after the council unanimously agreed he can keep the loot, the Austin American-Statesman reported.While Yost is benefitting from a case of “finders, keepers,” the incredible find didn’t guarantee easy money.In fact, Yost had to wait until Thursday to get the goods because he remained jailed on a public intoxication charge from May 29.“It means everything to him. He has a whole future ahead of him,” Yost told Fox affiliate KTBC in Austin. “He has the opportunity to make plans and have a real future.”Yost’s fortunes changed on Jan. 18, when he said he went to Fisherman’s Park to wash his feet in the river.He saw a bag, kicked it and heard jangling. After discovering the wet money inside, he took his find to a First National Bank branch to exchange it for dry currency, The Statesman reported.That’s when police were called in.
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    Good for him, lets hope he uses it for some good and to really turn his life around.

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    He couldn't claim it I saw on the news because he was in jail the day he was supposed to be in the boards meeting or something. But I believe he will or already got the money. Hope he does something good instead of drinking it away.

    Then again, it's his money.
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    good luck to this man, God bless him

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    Really interesting story, thanks for sharing it; like everyone else, I sincerely hope the money helps him turn things around.

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    That is good for him, maybe that is how his life was just suppose to turn around
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