If you find money along the side of the road, can you keep it? Maybe. It depends on where the money came from. In this, case, unfortunately for the finders, it’s a “no.” As reported by The South Bend Tribune:
The day after a Michigan City-area bank robbery, drivers apparently were stopping in Portage, Ind., and still finding money the holdup suspect allegedly threw from his car window along Interstate 94 during a police chase into Illinois.
So what’s the problem? Well …
On Monday, authorities reminded people that their seemingly good fortune could land them in jail.
“The bank has reported it as stolen, and it is bank property,” LaPorte County police Chief of Detectives John Boyd said.
About 4 p.m. Saturday, a dispatcher received an anonymous call about drivers stopping on the shoulder and picking up cash at the 20-mile marker, police said.
The money belongs to the LaPorte Savings branch on Johnson Road, which was robbed about 2 p.m. Friday.
And the bank robber?
The suspect, a 32-year-old man, was apprehended.