DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) - They say doing the right thing rewarding in itself, but when a local businessman returned something that wasn't his, he got something much more than a, "Thank you."
It's one thing to find a little loose change on the ground. But one man here in Dearborn Heights found a little more than just a buck. You know that phrase, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Norman Saleh's heard that phrase a few times. It's pretty much the mantra of his business.
"We're a junk removal company," said Saleh, who owns XS Trash, "Full service."
When he's cleaning out homes full of junk for clients, Saleh will spot a few valuables here and there, but nothing prepared him for what he came across in one of his clients' bedrooms.
"It was right here in a tin box, picked it up, opened it." said Saleh, "And it was right there."
It was about a $100,000 in U.S. savings bonds. But instead of pocketing the cash, Saleh called the homeowner right away. The homeowner couldn't have been happier. And like most good deeds, Norm's act of goodwill prompted yet another.
"So he allowed me the opportunity to purchase the home at a very, very good price," said Saleh, "And I'm grateful for that.
Under that roof, Norm isn't cleaning up for a client. He's fixing the place up for himself.
"Honesty is the best policy." said Saleh.