On Autobahn, It's Raining Cash

German biker has an unfortunate mishap with a bag of cash
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 28, 2017 1:46 PM CDT
On Autobahn, It's Raining Cash
Bicyclists flood the Autobahn in Essen, western Germany, to celebrate "Still-Life" in this July 18, 2010, file photo.   (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

German police say a businessman on a motorcycle lost a plastic bag stuffed with his day's earnings while driving along a southern highway, sending a shower of cash across the Bavarian Autobahn. Ingolstadt police said Sunday the 36-year-old had been carrying about $10,000 in small bills Saturday night when he lost the bag on the A9 highway, reports the AP. The man, whose name wasn't released, stopped his motorcycle and tried to collect the cash himself, and witnesses called police.

Authorities temporarily shut down the stretch of the highway and helped the man collect his cash, but an estimated 1,500 euros was taken away by the wind before it could be recovered, the dpa news agency reported. Police say he was able to produce a slip showing the cash was his. (More autobahn stories.)

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