In Time of Financial Crisis, Passers By Give Back Lost Money
Published: December 2, 2008 | 7327th good news item since 2003
At the end of November New York saw a bank robbery. One that went wrong the good way.
Walking up to a teller a man demanded money. She gave him a little over $1000. As he was leaving the bank the teller yelled “Stop him! He just robbed the bank!”
Technicians repairing the bank’s ATM chased the guy and caught him on 38th street.
As they shoved him on the hood of a car the money scattered all about.
When police officers arrived at the scene, pedestrians walked up to them and bank employees present, handing over bills they had picked up.
“Even in the bad economy, all $1,082 that had been scattered before the police arrived was recovered in full.”
— Paul J. Browne, chief police spokesman