Truck Spills Money On Highway, Drivers Stop To Grab It

Lester Mason
July 13, 2019

Police in Georgia encouraged the public to "do the right thing" after a flurry of money spilled out from an armored vehicle onto a Georgia interstate Tuesday night.

While the truck was making it rain, drivers pulled over to join in a literal cash grab.

Officials were still urging greedy drivers on Wednesday to stop blocking the roadway as "THERE IS NO MORE MONEY!" police said in another post.

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

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

"Certainly, this is a crime, and it was obvious the money had fallen out of the truck", Dunwoody Police spokesperson Sgt. Robert Parsons said. "Well, I've seen it in the movies". The first thing I did was I pulled over and started picking up some money. 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. But police warn those who picked up the money could face charges if they don't return it. "We understand that all of the money is not going to be recovered", Parsons said. Those who keep the bills could be charged with theft of lost or mislaid property, a misdemeanor offense.

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

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

But he ultimately made a decision to return the money after seeing news reports calling the incident "stealing", WXIA reported. The police said that they had gotten reports of road blockages on Wednesday as people searched for cash.

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