On Saturday morning, Chorn was on the east side of Kmart's parking lot, when he found one $100 Savings Bond, but nearby were eight more, all with the same name on them.
He put them in his pocket, hoping to contact the woman whose name was on them, but was unsuccessful when he looked in the telephone book. One of the people he called in his search suggested he take the savings bonds to a bank, believing they could help him track down the bearer of he bonds.
So he went to the Wells Fargo Bank across the street from KMart, where an employee was able to track down the woman who owned the bonds. "She had her on the phone in less than three minutes," Chorn said.
"What's really odd,was when I spoke with the lady (who owned the bonds) she told me she'd lost them briefly on Friday, when they were in a dresser she sold or gave away. Then, she lost them a second time the next day in Kmart's parking lot."
Chorn often finds coins and other money of small denominations. But the bonds aren't the only thing of value that he's found.
Four months ago he was walking on the road west of the high school, when he saw something. "You might say that curiosity got the cat and I rushed up the bank (on the road's east side) where I found a suitcase with brand new tools in it," he said. Upon examination, the suitcase contained a battery-powered drill and jig saw.
He notified authorities, who took them. Normally, if no one claims such finds, the property is sold or given away. Chorn is thinking about buying the tools when they become available.
Because the suitcase was partially hidden, Chorn suspects the tools were stolen and hidden to be picked up later.
He lives in an apartment and has no use for the tools around his place, but his children have homes, and he may be able to help out with odd jobs.
And if he never finds anything else of value, Chorn said his doctor has told him the walking is doing his heart good.