Officer finds $120,000 cash in roadway, returns it

Oct 27, 2014 6:26 PM by News Staff

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) - State highway patrol officials say an off-duty sergeant found two bank bags stuffed with more than $120,000 in cash on a busy suburban roadway, and immediately handed over the loot.

The California Highway Patrol officer was driving his personal car in Concord last month when he swerved around the two tire-marked bags, made a U-turn and retrieved the bags.

Authorities did not release the officer's name, but say he has been with the agency for 20 years.

He said in a statement released by the CHP that as someone paid to uphold the law it's his job to set an example even when he's off-duty.

The money was turned over to Concord police, the rightful owner was identified, and the cash was returned. Police did not say how they found the 31-year-old owner.

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