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Police Hunt for Missing $100K After Money Bag Falls from Armoured Truck

Police Hunt for Missing $100K After Money Bag Falls from Armoured Truck

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Associated Press

March 27, 2010

CHICAGO — People fell onto a bag of cash like a pack of hungry piranhas after more than 100,000 dollars tumbled out the back of an armored truck onto an Ohio street, local media reported.

The bag split open after it fell off the back of the vehicle Wednesday and the driver drove away without noticing.

But a whole bunch of people spotted the cash blowing down the street in Whitehall, a Columbus suburb, and a mad dash for cash ensued.

“People were jumping out of their vehicles,” one witness told NBC4 news.

“Like when you throw some fish in and you’ve got a school of piranhas and they haven’t eaten for a long time. It was funny.”

Another witness described a surreal atmosphere with people laughing, smiling and taking as much as they could carry.

Workers at a nearby flower shop helped police gather up the money in boxes. Several people ended up bringing some of the cash into the police station.

But only about 10,500 dollars had been recovered by the end of the day, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

“We’re hoping that more people do the right thing,” Whitehall Police Sergeant Randy Snider told the paper.

Police are examining surveillance camera video and photographs from cell phone cameras to try to track down the people who grabbed the money


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    skascooter007

    over 4 years ago

    2010 Comments

    Write it off as a charitable donation to the needy folks in that community.

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    rhood

    over 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    They are going to have a tough time in getting that money back. Pennies ( dollars ) from heaven.

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50

    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Similar incident happened in Miami several years ago. An armored truck tipped over and the rear door came open after the driver was cut off in traffic. The truck was on an expressway near Overtown(one of the worst neighborhoods in Dade County), and it went over the guardrail. People came out of the woodwork to scavenge the truck; the 2 guards, who were only slightly injured, were overwhelmed by sheer numbers. the only good thing that happened was an 8 year old boy turned in some small amount of money to the police; he and his family were actually rewarded with a trip to Disney World. True story; I was living down there at the time.

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    NationUnit

    over 4 years ago

    194 Comments

    In all my 20 years ive never heard of something like this happening....something isn't right here.....

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    LAWMANTUKES

    over 4 years ago

    6976 Comments

    "Bump" ...SuzanneNGa

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    LAWMANTUKES

    over 4 years ago

    6976 Comments

    "NTX5oh"..LOL..!!!

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    AKangel

    over 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    THIS SMELLS REAL BAD.....

  • Kate_n_i_max50

    michelleg

    over 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    Crazy..

  • 09-20-2009_10_40_32pm_max50

    prisonsniper

    over 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    l HAD WORKED ON A ARMORED TRUCK BEFORE , SOMETIMES SHORT HANDED AND HAVING TO WORK ALONE . BUT NEVER LOST A DIME.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    one can't help but think that this was all set up. How can anyone in an armored vic. that should have more than one occupant not see a door open and large amounts of cash flowing out like rain.

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    SuzanneNGa

    over 4 years ago

    16562 Comments

    I do appreciate those people that gathered up as much money as they could and returned it. Yes, one to a few people lost their job(s) that day. Could of been an "inside job"

  • Devils_max50

    sidewinder2100

    over 4 years ago

    82 Comments

    When I walked out of a customer's store or bank, knowing that you have $100K at your side sticks in your mind like a splinter. That's the first thing that should go into the truck, just to get it out of the public eye. I worked not even 10 minutes from Philly and do you think I can just dick around with cash like that?

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    Koda0317

    over 4 years ago

    354 Comments

    My tax return was probably in that bag ;(

  • Larry_apache_dist_13_max50

    AHP3611

    over 4 years ago

    316 Comments

    Now thats how you distribute Obama stimulus money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dscn0428_max50

    nkrenz

    over 4 years ago

    38 Comments

    How does that happen?! Did the driver just forget to close the back door or something? Someone's going to get a new hole teared for this one.

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