Drivers Grab Money That Spilled on Highway... But They

A good rule of thumb... If it seems too good to be true, it is! Drivers on a highway in East Rutherford, New Jersey thought they hit the jackpot last week when loose cash began flying out of a money truck. 

The cash flew out of a malfunctioning rear door on a Brink's armored truck. Drivers pulled over and began scooping up the loose cash. Some people were trying to assist the Brinks personnel, and officials say they were able to secure $205,375 from the highway. Afterwards, five people contacted local police which led to the recovery of $11,090 more.

As of this time, $293,535 is still missing. Taking cash that comes loose off of a money truck is a crime. However, the East Rutherford Police Department is making arrangements for people to return the money without having any charges filed against them. 

"It's theft of mislaid property," East Rutherford police Detective Lieutenant Mike Gianscaspro said. "So we're not looking to charge anybody, we're just looking to get the money back to Brinks."


 

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