Argyle boy finds money in Flower Mound parking lot, turns it in

Blake Leonard

An Argyle boy will be honored at a Flower Mound Town Council meeting after he found a bag of money in a parking lot and turned it in to the authorities.

On Sept. 22, Michael Leonard took his son, Blake, shopping for birthday presents for his 11th birthday. As they were getting into their vehicle in the parking lot in front of Rally House — located in a shopping center near FM 2499 and FM 407 — Blake said he thought he saw a woman’s purse on the ground, Michael said.

Turns out, it was a Wells Fargo bag with more than $2,000 in cash and $2,000 in checks inside.

“I asked him, ‘What do you do now?'” Michael said. “He said, ‘We have to turn it in.'”

The Leonards took the bag to the Flower Mound Police Department headquarters. Within a week, police located the person who had lost it. The woman, who did not want to be identified, said she had been in the parking lot and thought her daughter dropped it while getting in or out of their car, according to the town.

The town plans to recognize Blake Leonard at the Nov. 6 Town Council meeting for doing the right thing.

“It’s reassuring to know he didn’t think twice and he knew what do, and we would hope most people would do the same,” Michael said. “It re-confirms what we’re teaching him. We’re very proud.”

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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