Monday, June 20, 2011

Homeless man in Utah learns he's inherited large sum of money from brother

Max Melitzer will be reunited with his family soon thanks to a hardworking private investigator.

Max Melitzer will be reunited with his family soon thanks to a hardworking private investigator.

A private investigator had a special message for a homeless man on a park bench in Utah: you're rich!

The man found out that he had more than a few pennies to his name thanks to some hard work by the detective and an astute radio listener.

Max Meltzer, who was described as a drifter that looked like an average man down on his luck with a shopping cart, was left a "significant" amount of dough by his brother, who recently passed away, the Telegraph reported.

Meltzer was found after his family hired a private detective, David Lundberg, to locate him.

Thanks to some help from a listener on a local radio station who told the investigator where to look, Lundberg spotted him in a park on Saturday, where he was sitting with his belongings on a bench.

Now, he's waiting to reunite him with his eager family who is flying in from New York. They last heard from him in September of 2010.

"He'll no longer be living on the street or in abandoned storage sheds," he told the Telegraph.

"He'll be able to have a normal life, and be able to have a home, provide for himself, and purchase clothing, food and health care".

Lundberg described Meltzer as "very sweet” and articulate, with a few emotional issues his family is eager to help him take care of.

And it's a wonderful change for a man that Lundberg said was down on his luck.

"He was beat up. His money was taken. His watch was taken. He's been in kind of a surly element the last couple of years,” he told the Deseret News.

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