PORTLAND, Ore. - A S.E. Portland teenager got his stolen saxophone back, thanks to the good conscience of the man who wound up with it.
Marilee Payne bought the $3,000 instrument for her grandson. She had no idea it had been stolen until she got a call from the music store where she bought it.
A man named Chris Hansen had called the store when he realized the saxophone he picked up at a pawn shop was stolen. He found Marilee’s grandson’s name inside the case.
Hansen says it was difficult to let the sax go. He paid $500 for it, and could have made a lot more than that re-selling it.
Hansen said his belief in God led him to do the right thing.