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Armored Truck Door "Malfunctions" On Insterstate Sending Money Down The Highway

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BreaknBrix, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

    Mar 25, 2014
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    NE US
    These people must have had 1 hell of a Halloween...

    Friday - 10/31/2014, 2:47pm ET

    WASHINGTON - Drivers on northbound Interstate 270 hopped out of their cars to grab money after the door of a GardaWorld armored truck malfunctioned and a bag of cash fell out Friday morning, Maryland State Police say.

    It happened after 8 a.m. near Urbana, Maryland, forcing northbound I- 270 near Md. 80 to close for about 20 minutes. Police say the preliminary investigation indicates a door lock malfunctioned, causing the armored car door to open. The bag of cash fell into the fast lane. "There was no crash. Cash was strewn across the interstate, but was quickly picked up by all the motorists who immediately stopped," writes Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley in an email to WTOP.

    The driver of the security truck moved to the shoulder, and he told police when he did, a number of drivers stopped on the highway and picked up the money. When fire department officials got on the scene, all of the drivers picking up money left.

    Later, one person who stopped returned the cash to the Frederick Barrack of the Maryland State Police.
    Police say an unknown amount of money was lost. GardaWorld security is assessing the losses.Troopers, assisted by K9 dogs, managed to recover just over $200. "Motorists who picked up the cash are reminded it is not their money," says a news release from the police.

    Police are asking people who grabbed the cash on the highway to turn it into any nearby police station.

    If the investigation uncovers the identities of those who took the money on the highway, the people involved could face theft charges, police say.

    Source: http://www.wtop.com/41/3733602/I-270-drivers-scramble-to-snatch-cash-that-falls-out-of-armored-truck
  2. funkybunker

    funkybunker Supreme Member

    May 14, 2013
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    Silicon Valley
    I put money into a bank, it's not mine anymore, but I'm expected to put it there. Then when it blows in the wind I should not grab it. That $20 in a puddle is okay to grab though, or is that also illegal.
  3. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Chair moistener.
    1. if those people have accounts at the bank then it is their money! :D

    2. yes, return the cash to the cops who will make darn sure that every dollar goes back to the bank. :batman:

    3. how is finding cash "theft"?
  4. LostConnection

    LostConnection Senior Member

    Jul 20, 2014
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    Grinding away in the night
    The cash "mystically" appeared in front of me on the highway, and I picked it up so that it wouldn't fly away to the wind. Good deed of the day done.

    Inb4 facing criminal charges.

    EKNADC Registered Member

    Oct 26, 2014
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    Personally I think the armored transport company or their insurance should pay for the lost (stolen) money...

    Their vehicle malfunctioned which led to the vehicles door opening and money blowing into the wind on the interstate.

    If I was just driving and it started raining money I would definitely get out and grab some because technically once it is out of the vehicle it is finders keepers.

    How can anyone who stopped face criminal charges of theft of currency when it was out in the open... didn't take a welder or gun to take it.
  6. Windmill

    Windmill Supreme Member

    May 4, 2011
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    IM all the way.
    Do banks scan all of their money and track which notes they are transporting? If they do, then they can put a stop on the money to track when it enters their bank system and back-track it via that.

    Still unlikely you're going to get caught even if they do, but hey.

    They'll be trying to collect as much as they can before going to their insurance company not just because they are supposed to do that, but any lost money is bad. They can't exactly go and just print more to replace the money lost. If money blows away and no one picks it up, then it is just simply lost, which is not a good thing. Once won't hurt and it'll be absorbed... but they have to respond to each incident like this seriously.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2014
  7. bananaman5000

    bananaman5000 Regular Member

    Mar 5, 2010
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    duuurrrrr lemme go give the money back so they can arrest me