Man gets new teeth after turning cash over to cops
October 24, 2011 (WLS) -- A man who found $150,000 in his backyard this summer and gave it to the police got his reward Monday.
Wayne Sabaj, 49, didn't get the money but he did get his wish for a new set of teeth. A local dentist heard about his plight and decided to replace his teeth for free.
"Somebody asked him, what would you do with that money? Boy, if I could keep that money, his name is Wayne, he said, I would get my teeth fixed 'cause I've had trouble with my teeth. So when we heard that, we said that was a really nice thing he did. We want to pay it forward," said Dr. Xhelo Shuaipaj, Elite Dental Care Centers.
"I just really appreciate it, you know, 'cause I haven't had teeth in so long and they all hurt," said Sabaj.
Sabaj may get to keep the cash if no one comes forward to claim it after a year.
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