Tuesday, 23 July, 2019

Drivers stop traffic to grab cash that fell out of armored truck

People bend down to take cash from the armoured truck on the side of a Georgia People bend down to take cash from the armoured truck on the side of a Georgia
Deanna Wagner | 13 July, 2019, 10:15

Atlanta residents who were cruising along the I-285 on Tuesday night got more than they bargained for when a truck spilled open and dolla dolla bills began to rain down on the interstate.

Video shows dozens of drivers pulling over to the side of the road in Dunwoody, Georgia, and dashing for the cash. Police say that they received multiple 911 calls "regarding money flying all over the road". They say the side door of the armored vehicle came open and the money spilled on the highway. "Now the Atlanta PD is asking for the money back and HAD YALL NOT RECORDED then they would no plates to search for".

"Certainly, this is a crime, and it was obvious the money had fallen out of the truck", Dunwoody Police spokesperson Sgt. Robert Parsons said. Those who keep the bills could be charged with theft of lost or mislaid property, a misdemeanor offense.

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

Videos showed other drivers stopping their vehicles and running on the highway, trying to collect as many notes as possible. "We understand it was a freaky occurrence, but do the right thing and return the money", the post added.

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"I've seen it in the movies", he said.

Some people have actually returned their ill-gotten gains: But others apparently chose to scavenge the area for leftover loot on Wednesday.

"We understand anyone in that position would be tempted, but we want people to do the right thing and bring the money back, so they don't have to worry about police knocking on their door", said Parsons. By the time police arrived, the opportunists had driven off with the money. "We understand it was a freaky occurrence, but do the right thing and return the money".

"People likely saw the police lights coming over the highway", Parsons said.