Good Samaritan Returns Tourist's Purse Along With $8,000, Plane Tickets and Credit Cards

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A woman's vacation was saved by a good Samaritan who found the cash-filled purse she left at a Massachusetts Dunkin' Donuts.  Getty

A woman's vacation was saved by a good Samaritan who found her cash-filled purse she left at a Massachusetts Dunkin' Donuts

Mark Trocchio, a driver for corporate shuttles, stopped into the coffee chain's Cambridge location for a pick-me-up Monday when he spotted the pocketbook

Trocchio told WBZ the purse not only had credit cards and plane tickets inside, but also $8,000 in cash.

While some folks may have looked at a wad like that and considered making it their own, Trocchio's first instinct was to locate the purse's rightful owner.

He told the Boston CBS affiliate that it was a decision he might have made differently in the past, when he struggled with drug and alcohol abuse.

Luckily for the Georgia tourist who lost the bag, she hadn't even left the Dunkin' Donuts when Trocchio identified her from IDs inside. 

She thanked him and gave him a reward and later called the number of the side Trocchio's shuttle to make sure his employers knew the good deed he'd done. 

Trocchio, a former Marine who said he's been clean and sober for well over a decade, was thankful he was able to make the tourist's day.

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