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Best Good Samaritan Ever? Man Turns in World Series Tickets

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    What would you do if you found four World Series tickets lying on the ground? If you are James Williamson, you turn 'em in.

    He found the tickets inside a manila folder while he was at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington to buy a T-shirt.

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    "And so I couldn't believe it at first -- I'm like, 'I can't believe someone dropped it,'" he said. "But the first thing I thought to mind was, 'Go turn them in, because what if that was me?'"

    Travel expert Tom Parsons had bought the four $150 tickets online, but went to the box office in hopes of trading them in for a commemorative version. He ended up buying other souvenirs and didn't realize he had lost the tickets until the ticket office called him.

    "He said, 'Somebody found your tickets at the park, and we've got them right over here at the gate,' and I said, 'Okie-dokie,' did a U-turn and headed right back down Pioneer to get the tickets," Parson said.

    Parsons and his son Bryan said they were lucky Williamson found the tickets.

    Bryan Parsons said he "honestly, probably wouldn't have done the same thing." He said Williamson was nonchalant about turning the tickets in and even told him to enjoy the game when he spoke with him on the phone.

    "Everybody thinks I'm crazy," Williamson said. "They say, 'You did what?' I'm like, 'Yeah.'"

    But his good deed is getting rewarded. Tom Parsons, who runs BestFares.com, is giving him a pair of airline tickets.

    "Oh, really? I didn't know that. That's really neat of him," Williamson said.

    NBCDFW's Ken Kalthoff contributed to this report.