Republic Services' Good Samaritan Garbage Truck Driver Returns Full Wallet

By Andrea Castillo, The Fresno Bee.

The day started like any other work day for Heliodoro Banuelos. The 56-year-old Dinuba resident woke up Oct. 29 at 2:30 a.m. to be on time for his 4 a.m. shift as a garbage truck driver for Republic Services of Fresno. Then, around 1 p.m., he noticed something: A wallet. 

By that time, Banuelos was emptying trash bins at the Dante Club at 6176 N. Grantland Ave., west of Highway 99. In the parking lot, 20 feet from the bins, he spotted a man’s wallet on the concrete. Inside was the man’s driver’ license, some credit cards and $300.