Packages swiped from front porches and vandals causing trouble in yards sadly is on the rise. More and more homeowners are installing cameras and other security devices to monitor activity at their home while they’re away at work or sleeping.
When Jamie Carlton checked his home surveillance video, he could not believe what he saw on it. Approaching his front porch was a trio of kids that meant business.
Jamie had been scanning the video monitoring for suspicious activity as a precaution. He watched as the kids strode up to his home single file, then rang the door bell.
The oldest of the three began saying something to the camera and motioning around. Jamie couldn’t quite make out what was being said.
Then the kids did something out of the line of sight of the camera. They quickly turned away and hustled down the driveway.
On the video, the kids hopped on their bikes and sped off. Jamie rushed outside to check out his porch area and see what on earth the kids had done after he watched their suspicious actions on video.
He didn’t find any signs of vandalism or theft, but instead he found a black wallet. Jamie flipped it open and discovered it belonged to his son Nigel.
The trio of kids were Haylie, 13, her brother Reagan, six, and friend Ashley Dayton. They were biking to the pool when they spied something lying underneath a car.
When they realized it was someone’s wallet and it was full of cash, they picked it up. They flipped through it and couldn’t believe what they were seeing — $700 in cash!
The kids had no intention of confiscating the money. Instead, they wanted to make sure the wallet and its contents were safely returned to its owner.
“Someone else could take it and it wasn’t safe leaving it there in plain sight.”
They checked for an address on the driver’s license and trekked their way to Nigel’s home. When no one answered the front door, they opted to hide it on the front porch after realizing that a camera was recording them and they could leave a message.
“We found your wallet outside of your car and we just thought we would give it back to you. I’m going to put it over here so no takes any money. You’re welcome. Thank you.”
Jamie said watching the video and knowing what the kids did has “restored my faith in humanity.” Haylie and Reagan’s mom Kerri Eddy Wenke told the Daily Mail how proud she is of her kids for doing the right thing.
“As parents, I think we always hope they are doing the right thing when we are not around or when no one is watching.”
Nigel’s dad Jamie decided to share the home surveillance footage in order to thank the kids for their honesty and honorable actions. People commented on Jamie’s Facebook post how wonderful the kids were to consciously decide on their own to return the billfold with all of the money inside.
Check out these kids who are being hailed for their actions in the video below.