Motorists in Atlanta, Georgia surprised a local police department after returning money on Tuesday night that rained over a highway after a door of an armored truck flew open.
Dunwoody Police had warned that they would find drivers who were on the escape lane to get the bills through their vehicle labels and urged them to do the right thing by stating that they would not arrest anyone who willingly came forward.
On Wednesday, the authorities shared that the community responded well and had begun to pay back a portion of $ 175,000 lost in the 8-hour incident.
& # 39; So believe it or not, some people have given back the money that fell out of the armored car on I-285, & # 39; Dunwoody Police posted on Facebook. & # 39; We understand it was a bizarre event, but do the right thing and return the money. & # 39;
Dunwoody Police shared Wednesday: & # 39; Believe it or not, some people have the money on I-285 & # 39; fell back from the armored car on Tuesday morning. Personal trainer, Randrell Lewis (center), who was pictured by police, delivered $ 2,100 from $ 4,500 returned by five people
Cops said $ 175,000 was missing and they & # 39; understand it was a bizarre event, but they do the right thing and return the money & # 39;
Cops said 15+ people took a bill from a highway in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Georgia Code Section: 16-8-6 states: & # 39; A person commits theft of lost or lost property when he gets the property under control that he knows or learns to have lost or lost and appropriates ownership of his property own use without first taking reasonable measures to restore ownership to the owner. & # 39;
Anyone who keeps more than $ 1500 can hold a crime.
A Reddit user who had filmed a video of the incident that went viral said they didn't stop to raise money because it turned out to be just $ 1 bills. However, pictures of the police showed $ 50 and $ 100 bags, as well as in the hands of one man who returned the money.
Five people together returned the sum of $ 4,400. Personal trainer, Randrell Lewis, who was pictured by police, delivered $ 2,100.
& # 39; I stayed awake all night and felt like it, let me wait until morning and see the news and see what I can do with the money & # 39 ;, he admitted 11 alive.
& # 39; The news said it is theft, it is stealing, it is a crime and you have to hand it in so I have to. & # 39;
He did not know where it came from and only saw the truck when he left.
Social co-followers were surprised that people had followed instructions and given the money back.
One Facebook user comment on a message in which a man with officers is depicted as he grabs a small folding carton: & # 39; There is his reward money to redeem the money. Now he can cause a few grams of crack, which is clear what he must smoke to give that money back. & # 39;
Several referred to the Bible when he questioned his decision: & # 39; The Good Lord said you would receive abundant blessings. Why on earth does he turn around in the blessings of the Lord? & # 39;
Garda World Armored car crew said the side door was opened and spilled while driving
Witness & # 39; saw a pile of paper floating on the road and everyone pulled over the shoulder & # 39 ;. People are seen with car doors open when they grab cash
The police had warned money grabbers that they would find them via autotags, but they would not be arrested if they came forward
Another agreed: & # 39; That was a gift from the Lord and you gave it away. You will not receive anything as a satanist. & # 39;
Another reasoned, but admitted that it would be difficult to go straight to the police: & # 39; Some say it's a blessing, some say it's stealing … I say it's how you choose to look at it like most things in life. To make a long story short, the money comes home with me and I will not spend it in the state in which I found it. I could take it to the strip club and get one so that I know it's clean. & # 39;
One stated that he did not return the full amount: & # 39; Twist twist: he put in 98% and returned 2%. Now his pockets are getting fatter and he is not going to be harassed by the police for the rest of his life. Man is a genius !!!! Ooorr he's just very stupid, but I'm an optimist. & # 39;
But several of the 32,000 comments from shocked people claimed that the man was secretly a police officer or an actor.
Others were more optimistic that it is just one of the examples of people who do well.
One person noted: & # 39; Internal principles about external pressure. Well done my boy! Be different! Your reward will be greater. Only in this world are you embarrassed because you are doing the right thing. I could see if he didn't know who it was, but he did it and gave it back. & # 39;
Social media followers were surprised people followed instructions and gave the money back
Some referred to the Bible because they suggested that people should not have given the money back
Others shared that they would have a hard time surrendering the money without first using it for themselves
Video footage had shown that people were drawn on the emergency lane on Ashford Dunwoody Road and 911 callers said that & # 39; 15 + vehicles had stopped and people were frantically taking the money & # 39;
A driver told WSB Radio: & # 39; I saw a pile of paper floating on the road and everyone pulled over, and when I got closer, I noticed that it was all just cash. & # 39;
When officers arrived, they placed an armored car on the right shoulder. The armored car crew said the side door opened while they were driving and that money had been spilled to 285.
But officers and the Garda World Truck Crew only managed to collect a few hundred dollars for what was left.
The police said that there was & # 39; enough & # 39; of the & # 39; sticky fingers & # 39; of passers-by.
The campaign lasted long after the money fell, according to the police.
& # 39; We have received messages all day about cars that are blocking the roadway looking for money on the I-285. THERE IS NO MORE MONEY! Please stop. Thank you very much, & they shared on Facebook on Wednesday.
& # 39; When you gain control over property that you know has been lost or lost and that you approve it for your own use, without returning it to the owner, it is certainly a crime, & # 39; Sgt. Robert Parsons had told the WSB Radio. & # 39; We are grateful that no crashes or pedestrians were struck as a result of this isolated cash storm. & # 39;
Officers and truck drivers had only managed to collect a few hundred dollars afterwards
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