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Indiana Police trying to recover cash that flew out of Brinks Truck

May 6, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Indiana Police trying to recover cash that flew out of Brinks Truck

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Indiana Police trying to recover cash that flew out of Brinks truck

Indiana authorities are trying to recover loose money that flew out of a Brinks truck on Interstate 79, causing a chaotic scene among motorists Wednesday morning.

The wild free-for-all transpired around 9:00 a.m. westbound on I-70, after people in the area to rush to the scene to stuff their pockets with cash, WGN9 reported.

Police officials are now asking anyone who found cash on the Indiana highway to return it.

Indiana State Police Cpl. Brock McCooe compared the scene to a movie, “where you have bills, loose bills, flying all over the interstate, vehicles stopping, people getting out of their cars.”

Police said they were looking for a school bus driver who allegedly grabbed a handful of cash before taking off, as well as four individuals in a white pickup truck who allegedly took an entire bag of money.

Indiana State Police estimated that up to $600,000 had fallen out of the truck. The Brinks drivers said they do not know if the back door had opened from a malfunction or human error.

Police said some people have called in, willing to return money they grabbed, but the amount has not matched the amount that is missing.

McCooe said police are asking that anyone who took the money from the scene to return it. For anyone who does so, McCooe said, “there’s amnesty, there’s no real questions asked.”

Others, he warned, will be charged with theft if caught.

Indiana State Police can be reached at 317-899-8577.

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