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Homeless Hero Guards Stranger's Money For Hours So It Isn't Stolen

Homeless Hero Guards Stranger's Money For Hours So It Isn't Stolen

Given the dire situation they're in, you wouldn't blame most homeless people for praising their luck if they found someone else's tenner on the pavement.

But one homeless man has blown that stereotype away by guarding a stranger's car for hours in the rain to make sure no one stole the hundreds of pounds inside it. What a champ.

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Credit: Glasgow Live

Glaswegian man James John McGeown spotted £450 ($600) poking out of a handbag which had been left on the seat of a parked car with its window wound down outside Glasgow's Sheriff Court. Rookie error there, it has to be said.

After waiting two and a half hours for the car's owner to come back, James reached inside to remove the handbag and left it with the nearest lawyers' office so it could be kept safe.

When the car's owner John McMonagle and his colleague Alysha eventually returned to the car, they were stunned to find a note telling them the bag was safe and sound.

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John, who owns a chippy in Clydebank, Glasgow, has now praised James for his 'phenomenal' selflessness.

"I was in shock, I couldn't believe that the guy never took a penny," John told Glasgow Live, "To think he is sleeping on the streets tonight when he could have stolen the money and paid for a place to stay.

"This guy has nothing and yet he didn't take the bag for himself, he thought about others instead. It's phenomenal. It just proves there's decent guys out there and especially at Christmas.

"He came back to the car when I was there and I gave him £40 ($54) and thanked him, but I'll go buy him boots and a good sleeping bag as well. I want to do something to help the guy."

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Credit: Glasgow Live

As it turns out, John is doing more than just buying clothes - he's even set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for James and the rest of the homeless community in the area.

"We are raising money for James John McGeown and homeless people in Glasgow and Clydebank," the GoFundMe page reads.

"The money will be entrusted to John McMonagle to use for the above - also the first £5,000 will go exclusively James John McGeown."

If the GoFundMe page goes over its £5,000 ($6,700) target, James will get a minimum of 10 percent with the rest going to the homeless community.

James' luck is already coming in, as another generous person has offered him a free place to stay for three months and work if he needs it.

It just goes to show that no good deed goes unrewarded. Let's hope that James' deserved reward helps him get his life back on track.

Featured Image Credit: Glasgow Live

Topics: hero, uk news, News, Money, Inspirational, GoFundMe, Glasgow, Homelessness, Homeless

Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

 

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