Frantic drivers dash from cars to grab spilled cash off highway

Randrell Lewis brought back $2,100 that spilled out from an armored truck on a highway in Georgia

As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reports, an armored vehicle was driving down an Atlanta interstate when the rear door unexpectedly flung open and released thousands of dollars in cash into the wind and onto the roads.

"Last night around 8:00 PM, Dunwoody officers responded to the area of I-285 west and Ashford Dunwoody Road regarding money flying all over the road", the Dunwoody Police Department said in a Facebook post.

The driver said the side door flew open, sending money onto the interstate.

The videos also left many wondering whether they had missed a great opportunity to make some easy money.

The Dunwoody Police Department says that officers and the truck crew were able to collect a few hundred dollars.

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

"I could have sworn the law was "finders keepers" " one woman wrote in response. He said the department may take a look at video posted to social media by onlookers to identify the license plates of other vehicles stopped at the scene, but he doubts the quality is good enough to do so.

Many drivers said they were in disbelief. Those who keep the bills could be charged with theft of lost or mislaid property, a misdemeanor offense. "We understand it was a freaky occurrence, but do the right thing and return the money".

This isn't the first time a do-gooder has returned money under similar circumstances.

"If the money is turned in, we will not criminally charge those who do the right thing", Sergeant Parsons said.

Only two people have turned in money so far. "We're grateful no one was hit and there were no crashes", said Parsons.

Motorists driving along a busy highway in the U.S. couldn't believe their eyes when thousands of dollars of cash began raining down right in front of them.



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