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Man Who Found Abducted Girl Hasn't Gotten Reward


    Nelson Mandela Myers, 27, said the girl reminded him of his own 5-year-old daughter.

    A Good Samaritan who found an abducted girl shivering and barely clothed at a playground outside Philadelphia in January says he still hasn't seen the promised $10,000 reward.

    Nelson Mandela Myers found the girl under a piece of playground equipment at a park in Upper Darby on his way to work. Police say the girl had been abducted from her Philadelphia elementary school the day before by a woman posing as her mother.

    Philadelphia officials later said Myers would claim the reward money in the case, but the 27-year-old sanitation worker says he still hasn't seen the cash.

    The Philadelphia Daily News reports a spokesman for Mayor Michael Nutter says the office has approved the reward and is still in the process of sending out the check to Myers.

    Myers was hailed as a hero after finding the girl who he said reminded him of his own daughter.

    "I just wanted to do the same thing that someone would do for my child," Nelson Mandela Myers said.


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