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$30,000 in notes found strewn across highway


Posted on Sunday, 28 April, 2019 | Comment icon 15 comments

It seems unlikely that everyone involved will return what they found. Image Credit: sxc.hu
Motorists in Grand Haven, Michigan couldn't believe their luck this week as they scrambled to pick up the cash.
Police officers became aware of the unexpected money grab on Thursday when they responded to a traffic problem on Route 31 and found that several people had abandoned their cars at the side of the road in an effort to gather up as much of the escaped bank notes as they possibly could.

It turned out that the owner of the money had inadvertently left a box containing $30,000 on the bumper of his truck, resulting in it being strewn across the highway as he drove along.

The local police department has put out an appeal asking members of the public to return the cash.

While some of those who collected the notes have since come clean and handed in what they'd found, others have failed to come forward and so far only $7,000 has been returned to the owner.

Among those who did hand in some of the money were two 17-year-olds who returned $630 and a woman who had managed to gather up a whopping $4,000.

As things stand however, there is a still a long way to go.

Source: BBC News | Comments (15)

Tags: Money, Highway

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #6 Posted by Susanc241 on 29 April, 2019, 7:16
Just because he had $30k to lose doesn?t mean he didn?t need it to, say, pay wages to his employees. Even if not, mistakes happen and that money, IMO, is not 'finders keepers'. It is stealing it. There is a current issue here in U.K. with a couple of known criminals winning ?4million on a scratch card. Only problem is it is thought the ticket was bought with a stolen debit card. Money being withheld pro tem but the men insIst the win is theirs by right. As the men don?t have bank accounts the card couldn?t be theirs.........   ETA. Why do commas etc not appear in the text properly on this site... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by Kismit on 29 April, 2019, 8:29
I am not sure, what device are you using? @Saru
Comment icon #8 Posted by Saru on 29 April, 2019, 9:11
Are you copying and pasting your posts in from an external text editor ? If so, then that's the reason apostrophes aren't showing up.
Comment icon #9 Posted by FlyingAngel on 29 April, 2019, 12:04
Hilarious. People speak as if being dumb is a crime, not needing something automatically means "it is mine if I found it". How come this human's generation become like this..
Comment icon #10 Posted by Susanc241 on 29 April, 2019, 12:18
I am using a iPad and posting my comments using the direct on-screen box, as now.  When I apostrophise at this stage they look normal.  But I bet this'll be a question mark once I click on submit reply. Well I never!  Didn’t do it this time.  So, not consistent.  Wonder what changes things.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Saru on 29 April, 2019, 12:57
Not sure why that should be - but it's good that it's working now. 
Comment icon #12 Posted by aztek on 30 April, 2019, 18:42
  so did the guy whose cards was stolen got the winnings? according to their logic the ticket is legally his, and he should keep the winning. or lotto found an excuse not pay either of them?
Comment icon #13 Posted by Hawken on 30 April, 2019, 23:57
How does one neglect that amount of money? But then, when I go to an ATM I have found debits cards left by the last user.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Susanc241 on 1 May, 2019, 10:02
No idea.  The item seems to have dropped out of the news.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Myles on 2 May, 2019, 12:52
The guy had a brain fart.   We all have.   I'd give him his money back.      Would you guys steal his car if he accidentally left his keys in it?


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