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Drivers make fast buck when $20 bills fall from truck on I-40

Posted January 19


— Some drivers on Interstate 40 made a quick buck Thursday morning when the door of an armored truck opened and cash fell out.

Police said a Loomis armored truck was traveling east on I-40 near U.S. 1 at about 8 a.m. when its back door inadvertently opened as an employee inside the truck was trying to better secure it.

A “brick” of money fell from the open door and an undisclosed number of $20 bills were scattered when it hit the pavement, authorities said.

Police said all vehicles in the area stopped and most of the money was gone by time officers arrived on the scene.

“I was driving down I-40 and there’s all this money, cash, spread out on the highway and people are getting out of their cars and picking up this money. It’s this bizarre view. It looks like something out of a movie,” said one driver in a 911 call.

No wrecks or injuries were reported in conjunction with the stopped vehicles or the cleanup.

Police said some people contacted Loomis and returned money recovered at the scene. Anybody else wishing to do so can call 919-469-5992 or return it to the company’s facility at 125 Nova Drive in Morrisville.


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  • Erika Phipps Jan 21, 2017
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    You can feel that way, but it's not so simple, and you'd be factually wrong about me (I'm neither). It's just respecting the difference between right and wrong, and thinking of those you'd hurt by keeping money that wasn't yours. The golden rule is for everybody.

  • Paul Gemborys Jr Jan 20, 2017
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    Liberal vs conservative thought on display here, guess which one is which., hint hint Baltimore.

  • Michael Woods Jan 20, 2017
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    That's like finding someone's wallet and not returning it

  • Erika Phipps Jan 19, 2017
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    Because an unusual theft opportunity is an okay form of stealing.

  • Joe Thomas Jan 19, 2017
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    No way I would have returned it I would have pocketed the dough and called it a day

  • Craig Elliott Jan 19, 2017
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    "Police said some people contacted Loomis and returned money recovered at the scene."

    That's the best part of this story!