Security & Fraud

Armored Truck Spills $175K Onto Atlanta Highway

Drivers on Interstate 285 in Atlanta likely thought they had come into some quick cash when $175,000 recently fell out of an armored truck.

As the cash flew out across the highway on Tuesday (July 9) evening, more than 15 cars and trucks pulled over to grab the money, while others driving past pulled out their phones to video people as they jumped out of their vehicles to grab it.

“The armored car crew said the side door came open while they were driving and money spilled out onto 285,” the Dunwoody Police Department said in a statement, according to CNN. “Officers and the truck crew gathered a few hundred dollars that was still there when officers arrived, but plenty was taken.”

Now police are looking at those videos to find the drivers who helped themselves to the cash because it needs to be returned as soon as possible.

“We have plenty of social media video, some of which seems to have tag numbers, to follow up on, but we really want people to come in, turn in the money and go on about their life without worrying about when the police are coming to find them,” said Sgt. Robert Parsons, a spokesman for the Dunwoody Police Department.

He added that one man has already turned in $2,100, while another gave back over $500.

“If the money is turned in, we will not criminally charge those who do the right thing,” Parsons said.

But for anyone who doesn’t return the cash, charges could include theft of lost or mislaid property and could be a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the amount.

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