Friday, March 26, 2010

It Fell of the back of a lorry... honest

A term used often in England for when caught supishus items is that "it fell of the back of a lorry". Well yesterday in Ohio it did just that.

Police in the US state of Ohio say tens of thousands of dollars are missing a day after a bag of cash fell from an armoured car, sparking a money grab.

A mad rush to pick up $20 bills broke out after the bag fell from the car in Columbus and split open.

It is unclear how much cash was in the bag, but US media say it was at least $100,000.

Officers are reviewing mobile phone and surveillance videos to identify who has the missing cash.

"It's not free money," said a police sergeant.

If people were found with the missing cash they would be charged, Sgt Dan Kelso told Associated Press news agency.

He said he did not know how the bag of money fell from the armoured car.

Witnesses told local media that people were scooping up as much cash as they could carry.

"People were jumping out of their vehicles," one person said.

Another described it as like a feeding frenzy by "a school of piranhas".

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.



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3 comments:

Dorothy Thompson said...

I swear, I don't have it!

Cheryl said...

Oh man, why wasn't I driving behind that car?

Leigh said...

I would like to think people are honest and will return it but this is a recession! :)

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