Family Finds $1M in Cash in Middle of Road

Who wants to be a millionaire? Not the Schantz family of Caroline County, Virginia. This past Saturday, they were out on a family drive when they saw what they thought was a bag of trash lying in the middle of the road--but turned out to be cold, hard cash. Emily Schnatz says they accidentally ran over the bag, then stopped and put it in the back of their pickup, along with a second bag they found about 15 feet away. They never realized what was inside until they got home. "Inside of the bag, there were plastic baggies and they were addressed with something that said ‘cash vault,’" Schantz said. The family immediately called local authorities. "For someone so honest and willing to give that almost a million dollars back, it's exceptional on their part,” says Caroline County Maj. Scott Moser. “They represented this county well by being so honest." Deputies believe the bags belonged to the postal service and that the money was meant for a bank. Adds Schnatz, "[We wanted to] do the right thing and return it. Because it didn't belong to us."

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