Monday, January 26, 2015
Davis Motor Sales banner ad
Posted on 2/2/14
yonts female 300CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (12/24/13) — Around midday Monday, Dec.23, Vicki Yonts dashed into the Central City Walmart to pick up some last-minute Christmas items.

When she dashed back to her car she was in such a hurry she didn't notice that something important was missing from her car. Her purse, complete with credit cards, her cell phone, cash.

“My whole life was in that purse,” Yonts recounted the event to SurfKY News.

”I went to Walmart and was in such a hurry I just left my purse in the grocery cart,” she said. “Then I jumped in the car and drove away. Once I realized what I had done, I started thinking the worst.”

Yonts frantically pulled into the Central City Police Station, and asked Police Chief Brent Roberson if someone might have called from Walmart regarding her missing purse.

Meanwhile, a good Samaritan noticed Yonts' purse as he grabbed the shopping cart from the parking lot to begin his own last minute shopping. The man, whose identity is not known, returned the purse to the customer service desk with contents intact. No reward was wanted.

CPD Detective Steve Casey retrieved the pocketbook from Walmart and had the pleasant duty of delivering it to an anxiously awaiting Yonts.

“I am so happy this stranger did the right thing. It was the best Christmas present I could have hoped for,” said Yonts. “When you consider the worst case scenario. He was my Christmas angel.” Yonts said.

Roberson said the experience was rewarding for everyone involved.

“It’s nice to see people do the right thing, when there just seems to be so much bad news in the world these days,” he said. “It’s nice to know the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Central City.”

Paul McRee
SurfKY News
Photo by Paul McRee

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

January 19, 2015 9100

Two-Year-Old Child Dies after Being Struck by…

in Top News For All Sites by Paul Ray
January 19, 2015 8995

UPDATE - Lady Mustangs Fall to South Warren

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
January 23, 2015 7810

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 22, 2015 6866

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 20, 2015 6803

Bridal, Prom, Pageant Expo Planned for February…

in Hopkins News by Dana Brown
January 23, 2015 5461

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 5408

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 22, 2015 4914

MCEA Head: Further School Mergers Might Ease…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

January 08, 2015 20385

Woman Claiming to be 'Lady Gaga' Tours Town in…

in Top News For All Sites by Madisonville Police Department
January 15, 2015 20037

UPDATE: Fatality Victim's Name Officially Released

in Top News For All Sites by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 25, 2015 3184

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 23, 2015 2539

School Board Hears Public Comments Regarding…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 24, 2015 2078

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Chris E. King
January 24, 2015 1805

PSC Bars $54 Million in Kentucky Power Fuel Cost…

in General News For All Sites by Andrew Melnykovych
January 25, 2015 1699

UPDATE: Two Die, Two Injured in Two-Vehicle…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Dispatcher Dustin Staves
January 24, 2015 1699

Kentucky 2014 Highway Fatality Figures Released

in General News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 24, 2015 1663

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Hopkins County

in Hopkins News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
January 24, 2015 1591

Keeping the Faith - 'What It's Good For'

in General News For All Sites by Ronnie McBrayer
January 24, 2015 1517

Busting the Myths of Leadership

in General News For All Sites by David Taylor
January 24, 2015 1378

Hooked on Science - Feather Balance

in General News For All Sites by Jason Lindsey
January 24, 2015 1240

Spelling Bee Contest Winners Announced

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Joyce Riggs
January 24, 2015 1031

Burrough: Tech Center Construction on Schedule

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News