It’s Raining Bucks: Drivers Stop Their Cars, Pick Up Cash Dropped By Armored Truck

Earlier this week, dozens of drivers in Dekalb County, Georgia pulled over on an interstate and rushed onto the road to collect money left behind by an armored truck.

WSB TV Atlanta reports that, at approximately 8 p.m. last Tuesday, the side door of an armored truck opened along a stretch of the I-285 highway near Ashford-Dunwoody Road. The armored truck company believes about $175,000 was strewn across the roadway and motorists quickly jumped at the opportunity to make a quick buck.

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Footage from the scene shows drivers pulling over and leaping out of their cars to collect cash in a scene which likely would have felt like a dream. While motorists probably (and rightfully…) thought it was a case of finders keepers, local police say they must return them on their own free will or face charges.

“Those people who do not return the money, we have video, we have tag numbers. We have footage of people on the interstate,” Dunwoody Sgt. Robert Parsons said. “What we’re asking the public to do is bring the money back. Don’t make us come looking for you, because if we do that, you probably will be charged.”

According to WSB TV Atlanta, at least six people had returned money to police as of Thursday morning. One good Samaritan, Randall Lewis, was generous enough to return $2,150 in cash he picked up from the road to police.

“Shout out to my mom and dad. They trained me really well. It looked like piles of leaves blowing in the wind. I could not believe my eyes that this was legit money,” Lewis said.


  • db

    I cannot believe the person taking the video didn’t stop and join in.
    Having said that, it is tax-free income.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Jail time is no money time!

      • db

        Okay, how about if you return “most of money”. Surely nobody’s camera is zoomed in enough knowing exactly how much you might have picked up.

        • Loquacious Borborygmus


          • db

            You know, kind of like a “finder’s fee”…

          • Loquacious Borborygmus

            :-O, I really couldn’t live with that on my conscience.

          • db

            Okay, you are right, you win. I’ll hand it all over.

          • ace_9

            Keep around 20 %. It’s in the grey zone of morality and by keeping only some small portion, you’re simply acknowledging you’re human and not a machine. It’s not like it’s going to hurt somebody if they don’t get full 100 % back. I would bet that the authorities are also reasonable enough to not even expect having all the money back. It’s just a question of reducing the amount to be covered by insurance.

        • Liam Paul

          that was my thought, say someone grabs 100k and returns 7k unless they can trace the money as you spend it, what they should say is, if you return the money, you get to keep 10% , more people might be honest that way…

          • db

            A little incentive can go a long way…

  • AGAIN?

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  • Six_Tymes

    “about $175,000”

    do I need to explain why there is something very wrong with that quote?

  • Jweisberg

    even if they have your tag number how would they know if you picked up any money?

  • Paul

    As usual, there’s always video of the perps

  • Craig

    I’m not sure I agree with this. Perhaps it’s God’s way of blessing these people.

    • db

      Or punishing those that lost it?

      • Craig

        Or both.

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