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Utah man returns 75-pound bag of cash found on highway

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#1 NickAu


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 04:51 PM


A Utah man got a surprise when he stopped to pull a large orange bag off the highway, fearing that it would become a traffic hazard.

The Deseret News reports the 75-pound bag tumbled out of a truck driving in front of Dan Kennedy on Interstate 80 on Tuesday.

When he looked inside, he found stacks of cash.

"I thought it was going to be light. I reached down to grab it, and I couldn't move it," Kennedy said.

Approximately four feet tall and two feet wide, the sack was filled with smaller bags packed with currency including $50 and $100 bills.

Kennedy estimated each of the small bags contained $22,000.

It was unclear on Thursday how much money the entire bag contained.

Kennedy tried but failed to chase down the Brink's armored truck that had lost the bag.

He then drove the money to his work parking lot and called the police.

The three Utah Highway Patrol troopers were "stunned" at the bag of money, Kennedy said.

"Never in all my years have I heard of a bag of money bouncing out of the back of an armored truck," said trooper Brady Zaugg. "That's something that happens in the spy movies."

Kennedy said it never occurred to him to do anything other than turn in the money.

"He hadn't disturbed it at all, so he obviously did the right thing for the right reason," said Zaugg, who said Kennedy reported his find to the police immediately.

Brink's employees told police they drove over a bad bump on a highway off-ramp but didn't notice the back latch opening or the bag falling out.

Kennedy said he hasn't heard anything about a reward for his good deed, but he was still excited by the unusual discovery.

"I was just jazzed all day long," he said.



Now my question is, Would you return the cash?

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 05:12 PM

Surely I would, but dont ask me how much.... :P
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Posted 04 April 2015 - 05:22 PM

The money would never be recovered, had I found it.

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 06:53 PM

I would return it, as this man did. With the number of traffic cameras, surveillance, drones, and nosey civilians, it's a risk to not do so. It wouldn't be illegal to keep the money. However, if the police happened to have you on camera lugging the bag into your car, they would probably expect full reimbursement. After buying a new car and completing a new build, it'd be fairly difficult to do that. :D

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 06:38 PM

I would do the right thing, of course. According to the ancient and venerable law of Finders, Keepers.

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