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article imageHappy ending for man who lost $12,000 saved for engagement ring?

By Mike White     Sep 19, 2013 in Odd News
Philadelphia - He only wanted to surprise his fiance with a special engagement ring. Matthew Camp of New Jersey never believed he would lose the $12,000 he had saved to buy it while riding on a motorcycle. There could be a happy ending after all for the man.
Now the commercial fisherman, who works aboard the F.V. Nancy Elizabeth of Lund's Fisheries wants his money back, according to the Cape May County Herald. Family spokesman Teddy Bohn said a reward will be offered for the return of the money that was from Camp's paycheck or information that will lead to it.
The money was lost September 8 on the Garden State Parkway at 8 a.m. According to other reports, some of the money has been returned, and people are willing to return some more of it.
Camp, 32, was apparently unaware the zipper on his backpack broke. He didn't realize until he had gotten back to dock that the money was missing. He went back and retraced his steps.
About $4,000 of the money was found by New Jersey Highway Authority workers and returned to Camp. At that time, some of them told him they witnessed two men in a silver four-door Dodge pickup truck with deer antlers and a sticker picking up most of the rest of the money.
Yesterday, a man contacted Camp and said he found $5,300 of the money and wants to return it, according to Reuters. The truck occupant told Camp he read about the incident in a local newspaper. He does not want his name to be public.
"It was heartbreaking," longtime girlfriend of Camp, said of the incident concerning the money loss. "He was finally going to break down and buy me a ring."
Camp was supposed to return to fishing Wednesday. The boat captain offered for him to have more time to recover the lost money.
The incident happened in Philadelphia, according to the Toronto Sun.
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