Chesterfield man to deliver reward to homeless man

Posted at 8:43 PM, Oct 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-04 20:43:33-04

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WTVR) -- The Chesterfield man who is rewarding a good Samaritan for his honesty set off for Boston Friday with over $150,000 to give to the homeless man.

Glen James’ story caught the nation’s attention last month when he found a backpack in a shopping center parking lot filled with $40,000. Instead of keeping it, he turned it over to the authorities.

Ethan Whittington, a 27-year-old marketing director from Chesterfield, told CBS 6 News he was so impressed by James' honesty that he set up an online account on to raise donations for the 54-year-old.

“It kind of restores your faith in humanity, especially being inundated with the negative media on a daily basis,” Whittington told CBS 6 News last month.

Whittington’s goal was to raise $250,000 for James. At last check, the tally was up to $150,910. But donations are still pouring in.