Ohio dad Jake Bowers was driving with his wife and two sons recently when he noticed something lying on the side of the road.
Thinking it might be someone's laptop bag, he went to retrieve the bag, only to discover that it was filled with $100 bills.
“My wife was driving and I said, ‘Honey, turn around. There’s something in the road back there,” Bowers told WBNS-TV. “We grabbed the bag and the kids said, ‘What is it?’
“There were a couple [of] envelopes and … the corners were open and you could see inside that they were stuffed with hundred-dollar bills,” he continued.
Without thinking twice, the family put the bag in their car and drove to the Worthington Police Department, where they dropped off the cash.
Police were able to determine the owner thanks to a wallet in the bag containing identification, and returned the money to the man after several days, during which the owner was out of town.
A police report shares that the owner had gone to a local dealer to purchase a car, left without making a purchase and misplaced the bag. The owner speculated that he put the bag on the roof of his car and forgot about it as he drove away.
“It was a good opportunity to teach the kids about doing the right thing,” Bowers explained.
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