Pat Wesner was driving to work early Tuesday morning when a Brinks truck passed her on route 22, just north of Salem, New York. The truck went over a bump. Suddenly coins and bills were flying everywhere.
The truck had spilled $11,000 — without the driver noticing.
"If you saw how the change hit the ground and sprayed out like a halo with the sunshine, I just went, 'Oh my goodness. It's money.' And again with the dollar bills going all over. It was definitely something out of a movie," Wesner told Fox23 News.
With no one else on the road to notice the cash — "There was nothing, there was nobody, there were no houses, fields on either side of you," Wesner said — the mother of four could have easily pocketed a small fortune.
Instead she called 911. She had picked up all the cash before a trooper arrived.
Wesner, a director of a non-profit museum that struggles financially, told WNYT that the thought of pocketing the cash never crossed her mind.
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