NICK EICHER, HOST: David and Emily Schantz went out for a ride with their children earlier in Fredericksburg, Virginia this week when they ran over a bag of trash. It appeared someone had just dumped it in the middle of the road.
Rather than leaving it, they did a good deed and stopped to pick it up. They threw the bag in the back of their pickup truck, along with a second garbage bag also lying on the pavement.
But when they got home they discovered that the bags were not stuffed with trash…
Emily Shantz spoke with TV station WTVR and explained what she found.
SHANTZ: Inside of the bag there was little packages there little plastic bags, and they were addressed on the front of them and it said cash vault.
Cash, not trash. Now, instead of keeping it, they did the right thing once more and called the police.
Major Scott Moser said it was a lot of money!
MOSER: To have someone so honest and willing to just give that million dollars back, it was just exceptional on their part.
A million. Authorities believe the bags belonged to the U.S. Postal Service and were on their way to a bank. But they still don’t know how the bags wound up in the middle of the road.
Listen, the postal service lost $8.8 billion last year—not this way, but, you know, this kind of thing doesn’t help.
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