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Restaurant owner returns $20,000 to forgetful customer

March 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A restaurant owner in Rhode Island is getting a big thank you from a forgetful customer.

Mike Siino discovered a bag containing $20,000 and an engagement in his restaurant, left behind by a customer. He called police, who tracked down the owner through a receipt for the ring that was in the bag.

When the customer, who is a professional gambler, got his money back, he repaid the good deed. The man gave the restaurant owner a $1,000 reward for returning the money.

Siino said he's going to use the money to pay some bills, adding that he'll sleep easy knowing that he did the right thing.

As for the ring, it was worth $28,000.