Wednesday December 29, 2010, The Star
Beggar falls into drain – with RM4,600 in his pocket
Compiled by Beh Yuen Hui
A BEGGAR fell into a drain while sleeping by the roadside and – to the surprise of his rescuers – he had RM4,643 on him, Sin Chew Daily reported.
Rescuers found the money on him during the Christmas Day incident in Penang.
The 64-year-old man was saved by firemen and sent to a hospital. The money was in a plastic bag stuffed in his pocket.
The money was returned to the beggar when he was discharged.
A member of the public said the beggar had been around for the last three years.
“He always asks passers-by for money, saying that he needs to buy a bus ticket to go back to Taiping.”