Utah man re­turns a bag of cash he found on high­way

The China Post - - INTERNATIONAL -

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.

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