Thursday, December 24, 2009

Former Burger King President's Bag Becomes Gift to Northwest Montana

We're following up on a story tonight that shows one good turn deserves another.

Sunday night, we told you about a missing backpack in Kalispell. It contained a laptop and $6,000 that belonged to the former president of Burger King.

Russ Klein thought he put it in his rental car. As it turns out, the vehicle was someone else's.

We ran the story Sunday night.

The next morning, the car's owner took the bag, the laptop and the cash to Kalispell Police.

Klein offered a reward, but the good samaritan turned it down. So, Klein and his wife gave the Kalispell Police Department and our station $8,000 to donate to local charities.

"It's easy to pay back, and in this case, it's easy to pay back the community for the honesty that brought back our luggage," Klein said. "But we try to pay it forward, too. It's the way we try to teach our kids and our family all along. Before you're owed anything, try to give ahead of time, and it creates a certain vibe in your life."

We at KCFW are working closely with KPD to decide where to spread the money. We'll keep you posted on what we decide.

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