A foreign traveler checked into a hotel room in Las Vegas and did not expect to find a shocking monetary find in the wardrobe, which the maids have to clean after the departure of each guest.
When vacationers check into their hotels, they expect the room to be clean and tidy and of course free of traces of the presence of the previous guest and course their belongings. However, The Sun reported a unique case when one traveler found a large amount of money behind the closet door after checking in at the hotel. Then the man practically hit the jackpot.
In a post on Quora, he asked other travelers if they had ever found anything unexpected in their hotel rooms before posting his unusual find. “I live in Las Vegas (USA) and stay in hotels randomly throughout the year. As I was putting my things away in the closet, a bag fell from the place where the extra pillows are kept on the floor. Inside it was an unmarked bank deposit bag with almost $45,000 in cash,” he shared.
The man called security, who filed a report and called the police. “I was told that the hotel should hold the bag for 30 days and see if the owner will claim it, and only after that can I claim it,” the author added.
Even though the hotel staff and the police called the previous vacationers who stayed in the same room, no one got in touch. As a result, the money went to a lucky person. After thinking about how to spend the unexpected bonus, the tourist gave $2,000 cash to charity. In the comments section, he wrote: “I have been collecting crayons and coloring pages for people in cancer centers and hospitals. I know how to be a patient in these centers and want to help others.” Users were quick to praise the man for his direct actions. “Thank you for notifying the hotel and the police,” “You did the right thing and you’re lucky,” users praised the traveler for his honesty.
However, it is a really rare case when guests find things left by departed guests. Rather, the reverse situation occurs in hotels — vacationers often like to take home one or two items as a souvenir of their trip. Sometimes these are not just harmless “samples” of shampoo and conditioner and other mini toiletries provided for free, but also bathrobes, coffee capsules, towels, and even decorative items.