$200K Blows Out of Armored Car

Oddly, much of the cash hasn't been returned
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2011 3:48 PM CST
Drivers on Route 19 in Pennsylvania got a rare sight.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Merry Christmas, travelers on Pennsylvania's Route 19. It seems an armored car ferrying bags of cash on Wednesday drove for some time with a back door wide open—and that allowed about $200,000 to fly out, reports WPXI. A passing motorist finally managed to alert the armored car's driver to the little snag. While some money has been returned, "well into six figures" remains missing, police say.

“You're talking about 300 yards where I turned around, and money was all over the street,” says one witness who returned $60. “By the time I turned around, most of that money was already gone. It's pretty amazing to begin with. Cars were stopping. People were everywhere." If those who picked up the loot and fled are somehow tracked down, they could face theft charges. Yep, that means you, "heavy-set man driving a red BMW."

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