Augusta woman returns missing photos

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 3:17 PM
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An Augusta woman who found some old black-and-white photos in the bottom of a Target shopping cart was able to give them back to their owner Tuesday morning.

Shelley Burges (left) with Doris Cohen at the Target store on Tuesday. Burges had found some old family photos in the bottom of a shopping cart and was able to return them. Cohen is holding a framed copy of one of the photos that she brought to the store to prove the lost photos were hers.  SPECIAL
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Shelley Burges (left) with Doris Cohen at the Target store on Tuesday. Burges had found some old family photos in the bottom of a shopping cart and was able to return them. Cohen is holding a framed copy of one of the photos that she brought to the store to prove the lost photos were hers.

Shelley Burges called The Augusta Chronicle on Monday and told how she had discovered the pictures last week at the store on Robert C. Daniel Parkway.

She even shared copies of some of the photographs, one of which ran in Tuesday’s edition.

That’s where Doris Cohen, of Augusta, saw it.

She said she shouted, “That’s me! That’s me! What am I doing in the paper?”

Cohen said she had been up until 2 a.m. searching the furniture of her home for the pictures.

When she read they had been found at Target, she went to the store when it opened. Manager Robert Davis said the store then contacted Burges, who quickly arrived to give Cohen her missing pictures.

Cohen had even brought a framed copy of one of the lost photographs from her wall, in case anyone doubted the pictures were hers.

Burges said she spent much of Monday unsuccessfully trying to find some Internet connection.

Now, she says, she’s “thankful that I could be a blessing to someone today. And that is positive!”

Said Davis, the Target manager: “It’s the sort of thing everyone feels good about.”

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just an opinion
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just an opinion 04/02/13 - 03:15 pm
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Just the right thing to do

Some attorneys will argue against this good deed being done

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 04/02/13 - 03:47 pm
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Please

Just an opinion, please tell us why this shouldn't be done. Except for security reasons, I can't imagine why it would be a problem. I am happy photos and owner were reunited. It was sweet of Shelley to go out of her way to find a way.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 04/02/13 - 03:49 pm
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BTW,

Thank you Mr. Kirby for including the photo in your column. It made me very happy to see Doris Cohen's bridal photo there, glad she saw the photo so quickly and was able to get the photos back.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 04/02/13 - 06:02 pm
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Yes, it was the proper thing to do!

Unlike someone who found a diamond ring at Cracker Barrel and might have had other ideas on what to do!

Don't you just love it when lost and found stories have a happy ending!

Willie Loman
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Willie Loman 04/02/13 - 07:40 pm
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This is how...

...lost/ misplaced property is supposed to be reunited with its owner. A certain public defender could take some lessons from this young lady. Well done.

specsta
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specsta 04/02/13 - 10:11 pm
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And We All Just Get Along...

What? No arrest and mug shot for turning in found property? The DA isn't preparing to file charges? Is there a double standard at work here?

It's all a bit silly, isn't it? If a person finds something that was lost, and turns it over to the person once they are identified as the owner (which happened in this case AND the diamond ring case), all is well.

No one should fear being arrested for turning in found property to the rightful owner.

jcreigns4us
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jcreigns4us 04/02/13 - 10:39 pm
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thankful

I am so thankful that I was running late that day and got to that Target at that time, and got that cart! Those could have just been sitting in a lost and found box forever, or just left in the cart to be damaged by weather elements and forever lost!

I am so thankful to Bill Kirby for being willing to print this lost and found in the paper. It was actually my husbands idea after I spent nearly all weekend trying to find some sort of link via internet to what little information was on the back of the photos. Just when I thought no one read the actual paper anymore.... Ms. Doris does!

Thank you so much Bill!!! Todays happy ending would not have occurred had it not been for your help!

Tomorrow is a new day, may it bring more blessings in disguise!

KSL
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KSL 04/03/13 - 07:52 am
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specsta

Perhaps it was the initial lack of effort put forth by an officer of the court that is bothering people. While the outcomes were the same, the road to get there was definitely different.

internationallyunknown
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internationallyunknown 04/03/13 - 08:05 am
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Diamond Ring

I've heard that "they" have ventured out to Thompson, looking for a prosecutor to take the case......no one in the area wants it.....I wonder why?????

seenitB4
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seenitB4 04/03/13 - 08:23 am
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Thanks to all for happy ending

The ring was returned....what would the charges be for this young woman.....lateness in returning....dunno but that won't hold water...let it go......the woman has learned a valuable lesson...

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/03/13 - 08:59 am
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Dittos SB4

Just drop it. She didn't handle it properly, but lesson learned. I would hate to see this young woman's career ruined over a moment of ______.

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