Published: Apr 09, 2014 7:38 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 10, 2014 5:36 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Minutes after WINK News at 6:00 aired on Wednesday, a woman walked into the 7-11 on Pine Ridge Road in North Naples and handed the cashier a bag of $700 in cash.

"They can see she was upset," said owner Brian Konkel.

It was money that already belonged to the store.

"I was just extremely happy to get the money back," said Konkel.

Store owner Brian Konkel accidentally dropped it outside the store on Monday, checked surveillance video, and saw a customer had walked away with the cash.

That woman called wink news Thursday in tears.
She declined to give us her name or go on camera, but said the whole thing was a misunderstanding.

She says she thought the cash belonged to the Bank of America, because that's the only name she saw on the bag.

She says she gave the bag to her attorney overnight, and the two searched for the owner Wednesday.

"She said she was going around to the local banks to try and find out whose money it was basically," said Konkel.

She says she was trying to do the right thing. But rushed to return the cash after watching Konkel's story on WINK News. Konkel says there are no hard feelings.

"Just want to say a big thank you to wink news also a huge thank you to the lady herself for bringing it back. If she wants to bring her daughter by for free slurpee, free pizza it's on me, i'd love to treat them," said Konkel.

The woman added that she was sorry.

Konkel will not be pressing charges.