$30K Spills on Road. And Authorities Want It Back

Drivers stop to grab dollars in Grand Haven, Michigan
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 27, 2019 5:45 PM CDT
Traffic Backs Up When $30K Spills on Road
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Police in Michigan are appealing to people to surrender their instant riches after a box with $30,000 fell off the back of a truck, the AP reports. Authorities in Grand Haven say drivers stopped Thursday to pick up cash for themselves. Officers closed the US 31 but only $2,500 was immediately recovered and returned to the owner, who had forgotten that a cash box was on the truck's bumper, per the Detroit Free Press. Traffic was backed after money hit the ground. But by Saturday, more money was trickling in. The Department of Public Safety says two teenagers turned in $630, and a woman gave up nearly $3,900. The department says on Facebook : "We commend you for your honesty!!"

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