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In what was described as “something out of a movie scene,” the back door of a Brinks armored truck suddenly came open and bags of money started tumbling out on I-70 Wednesday in Indianapolis, WTTV-TV reported.
“Bags of money were falling out of the back onto the interstate,” said Indiana State Police Corporal Brock McCooe. “Sort of something out of a movie scene, where you have bills, loose bills flying all over the interstate, vehicles stopping, people getting out of their cars.”
Authorities aren’t sure how much money flew out of the back of the truck, but it could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The incident created a “mad dash for cash” as people ran into traffic to scoop up the money, the CBS affiliate reported. But found money isn’t necessarily free money — in fact, it’s considered theft to take the money — and police are asking those who found money to return it.
“Anyone who picked up money can be charged with theft,” read a tweet from the ISP.
A Brinks truck lost money in I-70 near Sam Jones Expressway. Troopers are investigating & following up on tips about people who stopped to take💰
Anyone who picked up money can be charged with theft
If you have money from the incident to return, contact the Indiana State Police
— Sgt. John Perrine (@ISPIndianapolis) May 2, 2018
With the money raining down on the highway, people were jumping over fences from an adjacent neighborhood to grab the cash, according to police.
“I guess it’s not every day you see thousands of dollars just floating around on the interstate during your morning commute,” McCooe said. “So it was pretty chaotic.”
But then, that’s a lot of money. There was even reports of a school bus stopping to get a share of the loot.
$600,000 dropped out of a brinks truck. Why this couldn’t be me pic.twitter.com/7aTWHmqAKQ
— LLGLO🕊 (@Eat_THA_maN) May 2, 2018
Police are actively looking for those who stole away with some of the cash, but will grant amnesty to those who fell victim to a momentary lack of self-control if they’ll return the windfall.
“If you’re willing to, in good conscience, turn it back in, there’s amnesty,” explained McCooe. “There’s no real questions asked if you’re willing to give it back.”
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