‘Sometimes it doesn’t pay to do the right thing. Just ask John Chevilott, a former public-works employee in Wayne County, Mich., who earlier this month found a loaded, snubnosed revolver while mowing grass in Detroit’s Brightmoor neighborhood, turned it in and was promptly fired.
“It was damaged, so it could’ve went off. Surprisingly, it didn’t kill the guy on the mower,” he told Detroit TV station WJBK. Chevilott (pictured at left) said the crew was waiting for Detroit police to swing by and pick up the gun, but they never showed.
So the veteran employee of the Department of Public Services did what he thought was the right thing: Finished the job and then turned the gun into police later the same evening.’
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