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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A moment of forgetfulness resulted in a big mistake and the need for assistance from strangers in the case of the owner of a Glen Burnie, Md., 7-Eleven last week, reported MyFoxDC.com. The owner, on the way to drop off a bag of the store's cash to deposit in the bank, mistakenly left the bag on the roof of his car before driving away.
After realizing the bag was gone, he reversed his route and saw people picking up cash from the street and the grass near the Route 100 and Interstate 97 split. Most of the money was gone.
"My heart just hurt for the person," Jennifer Parsley told the news outlet. "I mean, I lose my sunglasses and I'm going crazy. I can't imagine."
Parsley, a 10-year customer of the 7-Eleven, decided to do something to help. "He's an awesome person," she said. "He's got a heart of gold. He's a very hard worker. He works sometimes seven days a week. He's always here."
Parsley created a Facebook page urging people to return the money if they have it. One person turned in a large amount to the Maryland State Police Barracks, but much of it is still unaccounted for.
"If you do have the money, do what's right. Have a heart. It belongs to a gentleman that has a family and is out here in this tough economy trying to make a living for himself," said Parsley.
7-Eleven Inc. did not provide specifics on how much money is missing, but the bank deposit is not covered by insurance, according to the report.