Motorists collect spilled money at intersection

People grab money that fell out of armored car in Ohio

March 25, 2010 3:49:14 AM PDT
Police are hoping that people who scooped up money that fell out of an armored car in Columbus, Ohio will come forward.

A picture taken at the scene shows people collecting money that fell out of the truck Wednesday morning at a busy intersection.

Witnesses say it didn't take long for people to stop their cars and swarm the scene, stuff their pockets of all the $20 bills they could carry. One man said he stuffed all he could into his lunch box.

"I counted about, probably, between 15 and 20 people that were just picking it up as quick as they could and running like crazy," eyewitness Dan Nutter said.

He returned all the cash he collected. Police say over $100,000 spilled out of the truck and people who took the money should turn it in.

So far, about eight people have returned over $10,000. Police say if the money is not returned and they ID the people who took it, charges will be filed.

If charged, those involved could face grand theft charges. Investigators are reviewing cell phone images and surveillance from surrounding business to identify vehicles and people.

However, police also say if the money is returned promptly, there probably won't be any charges.

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