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District attorney returns money

Jan. 12, 2014 at 5:01 p.m.
Updated Jan. 11, 2014 at 7:12 p.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

I was having a run-of-the-mill day standing in line to be checked out at a local retail establishment. Glancing over to the register next to the one I was waiting on, I saw an individual with cash in hand appearing to be cutting in line. I began to quietly take offense with the gall of this person. It was then that the clerk made eye contact with this individual. In a low tone of voice, the gentleman handed over the cash, stating that he had been given the incorrect change in an amount in excess of $20. Then, he quietly exited the store.

As you might expect, I felt a bit embarrassed at having judged this man so quickly. I had witnessed an event that probably happens most every day but, sadly, goes unnoticed. Yes, there are many people who would have taken advantage of the honest mistake of another, but I have the feeling that there are just as many people who would have done the same thing this person did.

I hope our Victoria County District Attorney Steven Tyler will not take offense with me for identifying him as the person who performed this noble act.

Right on, Steven!

Mike Laza, Victoria

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