WAYNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – The four William Paterson University students who unwittingly went shopping in a closed store and then left money to pay for what they took said they hope their actions encourage others to be honest.
Even when they realized there was no one working at the Buddy’s Small Lots on Route 23 in Wayne this past Sunday night, Thomas James says they never considered not paying.
“I don’t think none of us in this room was raised like that,” Thomas James told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell. “My dad, he’s my role model, he’s my hero. I look up to him, I try to be as strong a man as he is.”