How A Bar Owner's Mission To Find A Stolen Wallet Changed A Man's Life.
While the woman reported the theft to the police department, Gilleece had already figured out a way to help.
He believed that posting the image of the crook on social media might allow locals to help the police figure out who the thief was. Now this was a long shot because the man was wearing a hoodie, but Gilleece's efforts paid off.
Locals eventually identified the thief, who wasn't really an adult, at least, not at the moment.
His name was Rivers Prather and he was just 17 years old. The teen had already taken a wrong turn in life. But don't judge the thief too harshly. Once you hear the story behind Prather's motives you'll see things a little different.
It turns out that Prather isn't just a thief, but he's also homeless, hence why he did what he did.
Praher had a falling out with his mother, and had been sleeping on the streets ever since. The teen was hungry, but he didn't have any money to buy himself food or even a drink. So when he found the wallet, he grabbed the cash, and then he threw the wallet away into the ocean, where it was presumably lost for good.
The odds of finding a wallet that he been tossed in the sea were slim to none, but Gilleece had an idea.
Instead of just telling the New Mexico woman that her ring and wallet were swimming with the fish, he hired divers and organized the search. The team scoured the water looking for a wallet in the murky waters of the sea, which was not an easy mission.
Never underestimate the power of perseverance! The divers actually found the wallet after all.
Gilleece knew that Prather had stolen the money, but he was pretty confident that he hadn't taken the ring, so he was hoping that once the wallet was found, the ring would still be inside. Now that the wallet had been recovered, it was just a matter of looking for the ring.
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