Four New Jersey college football players are being rewarded for their honesty.
The members of the William Paterson University football team each received $50 gift cards after surveillance cameras captured them paying for some batteries and sunglasses even though no employees were around.
Buddy's Small Lots in Wayne, N.J., was actually closed Sunday night. But the lock malfunctioned and the lights were on, making it appear as though it were open.
Cameras showed the men calling out for a clerk. Two can be seen depositing cash on the counter, one waving bills in the direction of a camera.
"We got a phone call at the police department saying there had been a break in at the store," Marci Lederman of Buddy's Small Lots said. But when they got to the store, nothing appeared out of place. But the eye in the sky sees everything, so they went to the video tape.
The cameras caught it all. A handful of young men cautiously enter the store before heading downstairs.
They do a little shopping, calling out to a clerk who never shows up. After doing a little mental math, the guys decide to pay for sunglasses and batteries, even though no one's around to force them.
One of the players, Thomas James, tells a New Jersey television station that not everyone is a thief.
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