WAYNE, New Jersey (WABC) --
A group of friends from William Paterson University are being praised
after they were seen leaving money for items they took in an unattended
store all caught on camera.
And for all the right reasons, four friends, Jelani
Bruce, Anthony Biondi, Thomas James and Kelle Gallimore showed a lesson
in honesty caught on security cameras.
The video shows them entering Buddy's Small Lots store in Wayne, never thinking it was closed for the day.
"I thought it was open, because I opened the door and it was wide open," said Bruce.
So Jelani led the way down the stairs to start shopping.
So when they finally realized that nobody was in the store, they just
decided to take the products and leave the money on the counter.
"The lock just didn't take place," said Director of Operations, Marci Lederman.
And to prove they were paying you could see on the surveillance
cameras, Kelle waving the money for an audio cable he was buying.
Then Thomas bought batteries. He waved his money at the camera too.
Earning these young men high praise from Lederman
"It just made me feel so good, you guys are just good guys, I want to
call your moms," said Marci Lederman, Director of Operations.
Instead, the guys got a shopping spree and this time, they didn't have to pay.
Tim Fleischer, WABC