Utah man returns a bag of cash he found on highway
A man got a surprise when he stopped to pull a large orange bag off the highway, fearing that it would become a traffic hazard.
The Deseret News reports the 34-kilogram bag tumbled out of a truck driving in front of Dan Kennedy on Tuesday. When he looked inside, he found stacks of cash.
“I thought it was going to be light. I reached down to grab it, and I couldn’t move it,” Kennedy said.
Approximately 1.2 meters tall and 0.6 meters wide, the sack was filled with smaller bags packed with currency including US$50 and US$100 bills. Kennedy estimated each of the small bags contained US$22,000.
Kennedy tried but failed to chase down the Brink’s armored truck that had lost the bag. He then drove the money to his work parking lot and called the police.
The three Utah Highway Patrol troopers were “stunned,” Kennedy said.
“That’s something that happens in the spy movies,” said trooper Brady Zaugg.
Kennedy said it never occurred to him to do anything other than turn in the money.
“He hadn’t disturbed it at all,” said Zaugg, who said Kennedy reported his find to the police immediately.
Brink’s employees told police they drove over a bad bump but didn’t notice the back latch opening or the bag falling out.