By Grace Vasquez
Do you answer you door if you don’t know who’s ringing your doorbell? What if that person was returning your wallet…with the $1,500 you lost?
Tyler Opdyke, 18, was helping out his uncle’s business passing out flyers when he came across a wallet in the driveway of the Vang’s residence. Tyler knocked on the door but no answer so he noticed the camera and waved the wallet in front of it then placed wallet, complete with money and credit cards, under a mat.
“I was knocking on the door for a minute or two. I actually heard her little girls…and was wondering why is nobody answering?” said Opdyke. “I’m like how can I find some way to let them know that I have this [wallet]. I was like ‘perfect, here’s a camera right there.'”
Melissa Vang was home with her children but said when she heard the knock she feared the worst and opted to ignore it. She later saw Tyler in the camera waving the wallet and she realized it belonged to her husband. Vang posted the video on Facebook, adding that she actually felt bad for mistrusting someone with such good intentions and just wanted to thank Opdyke.
With college around the corner Opdyke admitted that the money would have helped, but he said, “I’ve been raised in the church all my life and I felt this was not mine.”
Congratulations to Tyler’s parents. You raised a good young man. Thank you. ~grace