When Daniel Adams returned to his home in Colbert on May 3 he reached in his pocket and his money was gone.
“I didn’t have no idea where it could be,” said Adams, who relies on a monthly disability check after he had to retire early from his job at DuPont in Athens following a serious wreck.
But while Adams was confused about what happened to his money, a deputy at the Madison County Courthouse was surprised that day to find $220 in cash on the security desk where visitors are led through a metal detection machine.
Two days passed and no one claimed the money, so Deputy William Wilbanks began looking through the security footage and saw Adams put the money down, according to a sheriff’s report. Wilbanks was able to get the man’s name through the county’s tag office.
Adams said Wilbanks “called me up and said ‘Are you missing anything? And I said ‘Yeah, about $200.’ And he said ‘We found $220 after you left.’”
“It made my day. It made my week. It made my month,” said Adams, who had visited the courthouse that day to pay his taxes. “When you’re on disability, $200 is a lot.”
“There are still some honest people in the world,” Adams said.