Ohio drivers stop to scoop up cash spilled on the road

Warren County, Ohio, law enforcement responded to reports of people getting out of their vehicles and grabbing cash that flew onto I-71 on Tuesday.

Warren County, Ohio, drivers got a bit of an early Christmas bonus on Tuesday after pulling over and grabbing money that spilled out onto Interstate 71, according to reports.

ABC station WHIO reported that the chaotic scene happened at about 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, and drivers were seen pulling over, getting out of their vehicles and grabbing currency from the interstate.

Video from the Ohio Department of Transportation shows law enforcement and others collecting cash that was strewn all over Interstate 71 in Warren County, Ohio.

Video from the Ohio Department of Transportation shows law enforcement and others collecting cash that was strewn all over Interstate 71 in Warren County, Ohio. (Ohio Department of Transportation)

Dispatchers from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office told deputies in the field that there were reports of money on the highway near I-71 and SR-48.

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State Police also responded to the scene to assist because traffic was snarled due to the cash grab.

WHIO said it was not known how the money ended up on the interstate, but county dispatchers said they received reports of a backpack of cash getting thrown from a vehicle.

A request for additional information was deferred by the State Police, who said the Warren County Sheriff’s Office took the lead on the investigation.

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The sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to requests seeking confirmation of the incident.

Video obtained from the Ohio Department of Transportation shows people on the highway, including law enforcement, attempting to pick up the cash from the road.

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As a result of the incident, the highway was closed for cleanup.