Mad cash scramble as armoured vehicle spills $250,000 across Atlanta highway

Drivers following this armored truck got lucky when it spilled cash on the highway Tuesday

Drivers following this armored truck got lucky when it spilled cash on the highway Tuesday

Dunwoody Police said several people have turned in money they picked up along I-285 near Ashford-Dunwoody Road on Monday night, when the door mishap sent an unspecified amount of money flying into the air.

Police said "plenty was taken" from the "sticky fingers" of those passing by but the exact amount is now unknown.

A video posted on Reddit shows a line of parked cars on the highway and drivers frantically picking up money off the ground.

Officials were still urging greedy drivers on Wednesday to stop blocking the roadway as "THERE IS NO MORE MONEY!" police said in another post.

"I waited until this morning to see if there was a report out, and I saw it on the news". "No, it was money". "I could not believe my eyes that this was legit money". The first thing I did was I pulled over and started picking up some money. "Everybody started pulling over and it was insane".

By Wednesday night, however, a handful of people had stepped forward to return a chunk of the money, according to Dunwoody Police spokesman Sergeant Robert Parsons.

"They were going into the woods, jumping over the walls, doing everything they can to find the money", Parsons said with a chuckle, adding there wasn't any left.

Dunwoody police made it clear in the Facebook statement that "finders, keepers" doesn't apply in this situation. "We understand it was a freakish occurrence, but do the right thing and return the money". "We are thankful there were no crashes or pedestrians struck as a result of this isolated cash storm".

About $200 were gathered by law enforcement and the crew of the armored vehicle but there's no word on how much money was totally lost.

The Dunwoody Police Department is now asking for pedestrians to return the money that fell out of the transportation truck on Interstate 285 on the northside of Atlanta. "We understand it was a freakish occurrence, but do the right thing and return the money".

Judging from footage taken at the scene, it seems most people decided the right thing to do was to get out of their cars and make hay while the sun shined, in some kind of freakish motorway-based version of The Crystal Maze.

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