A Morrisons shopper made an incredible cash discovery at one of the supermarket's car parks - and instead of walking away with the bundle of notes, she handed it in.
The customer, Annie, found £3,800 stuffed in an envelope while out shopping. She had mistaken the cash haul for a balloon. But the honest shopper handed it over.
She attempted to go over the balloon-like object with her trolley to burst it.
But after it ‘popped’ Annie noticed money coming out of the bundle and then headed home before reporting her valuable find to officers from Derbyshire Police.
'The envelope popped and loads of money fell out'
Annie said: “When I saw the envelope on the floor, I thought it was a balloon and I pushed my shopping trolley over it to pop it. The envelope popped and loads of money fell out.
"I took the money home and could not rest worrying about the person who had lost it. I only did the right thing."
The cash has now made its way back to its rightful owner, who had come forward to claim it. They also gave Annie some of the money as a thank you.
Officers from the Derbyshire force were so touched by Annie’s honesty that they paid her a visit on Monday (June 6) in a marked police car with blue lights flashing and sirens sounding.
Officers from the Mercia Safer Neighbourhood Team gave her a letter of thanks from Derbyshire Constabulary. And also gave her flowers and chocolates.
Sergeant Nizzer, and officer Bob from the Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "Words cannot describe Annie.
"She is a truly amazing lady who deserves the thanks and praise of the whole community. Well done."