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Kicker: Not fishing for a compliment

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WORLD Radio - Kicker: Not fishing for a compliment

A high schooler in Minnesota reels in a farmer’s wallet and declines the reward


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MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Well, you know guys lose their wallets all the time, and the pocket- sized money holders end up in all sorts of places. Audio here from WDAY-TV:

DENNEY: The odds of ever, ever finding a billfold in there, hooking a billfold in 20 foot water, I don't think there would be a number.

That's Jim Denney. He’s a farmer from Iowa who thought he’d never see his wallet again. He lost it on a fishing expedition a year ago while in Minnesota.

A year later, 14-year- old Connor Halsa is fishing on the same lake and hooks Denny's wallet! Of course, it’s soaked with water, moss and two-thousand dollars worth of cash! They also find Denney's business card.

HALSA: My dad said, we should give it to the person, so I told him we should, too.

And they did! Denney offered Halsa reward money, but the high school freshman turned it down. But, what Denney gave him instead was a whole lot more valuable.

DENNEY: I would take Conner for a grandson any day and I'd fight for him anyday.

BUTLER: That is priceless!

BROWN: It’s The World and Everything in It.


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