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If you were there in Georgia what would you have done and why?
Atlanta drivers return spilled cash after armored truck drops $175K on highway
Two Atlanta men who found money spilled from an armored truck turned over $2,000 to authorities, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
One of the truck’s side doors flew open Tuesday evening near Ashford Dunwoody Road, according to the newspaper.
Footage of the incident showed at least six cars stopping to pick up cash off the road, all of which had left by the time police were able to make it through the traffic around 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Journal-Constitution.
Police believe as many as 50 people may have taken money from the side of the road. Theft of lost or mislaid property valued under $1,500 is a misdemeanor in Georgia, whereas any greater amount is a felony. Only about $200 was recovered at the scene.
“The law is the law,” Dunwoody police spokesman Sgt. Robert Parsons told the publication. “You need to turn in the property. It doesn’t belong to you. Reality needs to kick in, and you need to realize this money belongs to someone.”
Investigators are not certain how much money is missing, but the crew of the truck said it could be up to $175,000, according to Parsons.
Parsons added that anyone who voluntarily turned in money they had pocketed would not be charged with anything.
“If you bring the money into Dunwoody Police Department, 24/7, and turn it in, that’s it,” he said. “We’re done. We’re all human beings, we all understand this is something that just doesn’t happen. You’re driving down the interstate and money falls out of the sky.”
So far at least two people have returned money, one of whom returned $2,100 Wednesday afternoon and another who turned in about $500, according to the Journal-Constitution....