Truck Spills Money On Highway, Drivers Stop To Grab It

People bend down to take cash from the armoured truck on the side of a Georgia

Dozens of drivers pulled over on the shoulder and jumped out of their vehicles on I-285 in Dunwoody, Georgia after the side door of the armored truck burst open, sending money flying across the busy highway.

But officers and the Garda World truck crew only managed to gather a few hundred dollars from what was left over.

While the motorists may feel like they just hit the lottery, the police say they must turn over any money they happened to collect.

By the time officers arrived, the opportunists had dispersed.

"I could have sworn the law was "finders keepers" " one woman wrote in response.

Speaking to WSB-TV, Sergeant Robert Parsons said: "Those people who do not return the money, we have video, we have tag numbers". But those dreams were cut short as local news reports elaborated on the potential consequences the drivers who took money could face. "Well, I've seen it in the movies".

A person commits the offense of theft of lost or mislaid property when he comes into control of property that he knows or learns to have been lost or mislaid and appropriates the property to his own use without first taking reasonable measures to restore the property to the owner.
"While we certainly understand the temptation, it's still theft and the money should be returned", says the post.


Meanwhile, videos circulating on social media show the frenzy caused by the spilled cash.

The back door of an armoured truck sprang open yesterday on a United States highway, causing an estimated NZ$260,000 worth of American cash to spill out.

What would you do if you found cash lying around on the road?

Speaking to CNN, he said: "It took me a minute to realise it wasn't leaves".

Lewis, who did not return messages requesting comment, proudly shared the police department's photo of him returning the money on his Facebook page.

Others were perplexed as to why he didn't keep at least some of the cash.

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