Police asking people to return cash grabbed from the “money highway”
By mbrooks on July 11, 2019
By Matthew Brooks
An armored car door popped open on an Atlanta Highway. Loose bills spread across the road. Drivers pulled over to voluntarily clean up the mess. Now the police are asking those drivers to turn in the money.
Authorities in Atlanta estimate that drivers picked up $175,000 after the door malfunction.
Police arrived on scene at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday, CNN reports. The police responded to 911 calls that said 15 cars were alongside the road.
In a statement, the Dunwoody Police Department said that by the time the officers got there most of the money had been cleaned up by unidentified passersby.
“Officers and the truck crew gathered a few hundred dollars that was still there when officers arrived, but plenty was taken,” the statement reads.
Some people did return the money.
An Uber Eats driver pulled over and collected more than $2,000. The driver, Randrell Lewis, turned the money in to the police.
Police say that as of Wednesday about $4,400 dollars have been returned by six people, including Lewis.
Other drivers on Atlanta highways were less fortunate.
Last night, I was NOT driving on 1-285 and free money was flying all over the highway. This morning, I WAS driving on I-285 and a rock flew off of a large truck and cracked my windshield. I just…. pic.twitter.com/37hUwy4LOg
— Mai (@simplymaiya) July 10, 2019