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Oklahoma teen acts to right his father's wrong

Sep 12, 2014

from the report by Steve Hartman on CBS News:

Seventy-eight-year-old Tona Herndon of Bethany, Okla., was vulnerable in every way. Her husband of 60 years had died just two weeks earlier....

She was mugged as she visited her husband's grave.

The mugger got away with her purse and $700, but not for long. Police caught him, and the news put his mug shot on TV.

Fifteen-year-old Christian Lunsford says the first time he saw the picture, he recognized it "in detail." He had no doubt that it was his dad....

Christian says he just had to tell her he was sorry about what happened.

"It needed to be done," he says. "She needed an apology from somebody. If I didn't apologize, who would?"

"I thought that was so, so precious," Tona says. "Any 15-year-old boy who has that much conscience is extraordinary."

And Christian was just getting started.

"He gave me $250 for my band trip, but I'm not sure if it was yours or however he got it, but I'd feel bad if I didn't give it to you," he told Tona.

Never mind that it wasn't his crime. He paid the debt.

Read the whole article to find out what happened next.

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