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Teen Catches Wallet with $2K in Cash While Fishing — and Returns It to Farmer: ‘It Was His Money’

The grateful farmer said he would take the 14-year-old "as a grandson any day"

A high school freshman from Minnesota found himself with an unusual catch while fishing with his family this summer: a wallet filled with cash.

Connor Halsa, 14, caught the odd item during a recent fishing trip with loved ones at Lake of the Woods, according to ABC affiliate WDAY-TV.

"My cousin opened the wallet up, and he said some words you probably shouldn't say, and he showed everyone," the teen told the station.

Inside was $2,000 as well as a business card with a telephone number on it.

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Connor’s father suggested that his son return the wallet to its rightful owner, and the teenager agreed, according to WDAY-TV.

"We didn't work hard for the money, he did, so it was his money," Connor told the outlet.

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His family was eventually able to locate the owner, Jim Denney of Iowa, who said he lost the wallet a year ago while fishing at the same lake.

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The farmer recently ventured out to Moorhead to connect with the Halsa family and said he tried to get them to take some money to no avail.

Instead, Connor received a new cooler from Denney, who told the outlet he “would take Connor as a grandson any day.”

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Denney also took the family out to dinner, ABC affiliate WLS-TV reported.

Summing up the entire ordeal to WDAY-TV, the farmer said, "I have the billfold in my hands, and it is still hard to believe."

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