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Fresno, Calif.- A man found a bag in the middle of the street filled with $125,000, and what he did next may shock you; he turned it in.

Joe Cornell was volunteering at the Salvation Army in Fresno when he found an orange bag in the middle of the street.

"I was watering my plants and my trees when an armored car stopped at the corner," said Joe Cornell, "A car pulled up saying that the 'Brinks' driver dropped something, but the armored car kept going."

Cornell says when he went to investigate he saw the bag was full of money.

"I thought 'What type of man do I want my grandkids to think I am?'," said Cornell, "I want them to think I'm a just man that does the right thing and I did the right thing."

He says he picked the bag up and brought it to his trailer and called his boss on the radio, telling him he found some money.

He then called the police and they interviewed him about what happened.

"He told me you're about one in a million not everybody would have turned that in," Cornell said.

The Good Samaritan volunteers for the 'Salvation Army' and is in their rehabilitation program.

"I'm trying to get my life together, and I want them to be proud of me. I decided to do the right thing," he said.

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