Finders, keepers right? Well, not necessarily, in the eyes of the law.
When the door of an armoured truck flew open, spilling more than $100,000 onto a highway in the US state of Georgia, motorists quickly started pulling over to grab their share.
Almost as quickly, local police put out a warning that taking the money was theft and urged culprits to return their loot. When the cops had reached the scene, only a few hundred dollars were still scattered around.
BREAKING NEWS in Atlanta America : An Armored truck’s doors opened on 285 EB/Ashford Dunwoody. Money spilled all over the highway. Passengers are out picking up hundreds of 1 dollar bills flying all over the highway.— Jumping Cousin (@lungaxhamela) July 10, 2019
First world problems. Must be nice. pic.twitter.com/Ytk0UgWTcf
Just six hours later, an update on the Dunwoody Police Department Facebook page reported a number of people returning money.
The man featured in the photograph reportedly brought back bills totalling around $2,000.
Responses to the post ranged from 'That's integrity!" to 'No, that's stupidity'.