Burst money bag causes highway free-for-all in Oklahoma City

A bank bag that burst open on Interstate 40 near Meridian Avenue in Oklahoma City caused people to ditch their cars and scramble for the loose cash.
BY MATT DINGER mdinger@opubco.com Published: October 25, 2011

“I guess the bag hit the road and it just exploded,” Altebaumer said. “We were so scared people were about to get hit or of a car pileup or something,” he said.

Altebaumer said a single $20 bill and four $2,000 bundle wrappers were all they were able to recover.

He guessed more than $30,000 dollars was in the bag, and that 20 to 30 people were making grabs at the free-flowing cash.

No claims made

After making the medical run, Oklahoma City police officers met the paramedics at Deaconess Hospital and took the report.

As of 8:30 p.m., nobody had claimed the money, Oklahoma City police Sgt. Gregory Driskill said.

“It just kills me to think that somebody lost this thing. What if somebody was taking this to a hospital to pay for their surgery?” Altebaumer said.

“Eventually, someone will call and report this money missing and, hopefully, it will get back to the rightful owner,” he said.



Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Report: Caron Butler close to two-year deal with Detroit Pistons
  2. 2
    It’s harder to be a poor student in the U.S. than in Russia
  3. 3
    Man fatally stabbed in west Tulsa early Sunday
  4. 4
    How brain imaging can be used to predict the stock market
  5. 5
    Bridenstine tours Fort Sill, satisfied with facility's transparency
+ show more