Police to motorists: Do the right thing and give back $30,000 that fell off man's truck

Ann Zaniewski

DETROIT – It rained cash Thursday night in Michigan after $30,000 fell off the back of a man's truck

Now, public safety officials are hoping the people who grabbed the whirling bills will do the right thing and turn them in. 

The man inadvertently left the cash in a box on bumper of his truck in Grand Haven and drove away, sending money flying across the road, Jeff Hawke, director of the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety, said in a Facebook post. 

Police were called to a traffic complaint at 8:52 p.m. as motorists stopped to collect the cash. 

Officers temporarily closed the roadway. Along with some witnesses, they were able to collect $2,470. The owner of the money eventually returned to the scene and told officers what happened. 

"Anyone that picked up money is asked to turn it in at the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety," Hawke said on Facebook. 

He also said: "All money has been removed and treasure hunters are directed to not stop or walk in traffic lanes or any area that would pose a risk." 

Grand Haven Public Safety Sgt. Lee Adams said a couple of people turned in some of the money Friday, but he was unsure of the amount. The majority of it is still missing.

People won't get in trouble for taking the cash if they return it, police said. 

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Police to motorists: Do the right thing and give back $30,000 that fell off man's truck