$17K Cash Found On Sidewalk Near Chase Bank By Chicago Man, Robert Adams

By on Jun 10, 2011 in Amazing, United States, World Comments
$17,000 cash found by Robert Adams
Robert Adams
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Robert Adams, a 54-year-old single man from Arlington Heights, found $17,000 cash along the sidewalk in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, according to reports by several international news sites on Thursday, June 9, 2011.

Based on the reports, Adams was craving for an ice-cold drink after work when he found the bag with $17,021 in cash, mostly $20 and $100 bills bounded by a rubber band, receipts, and checks just outside Chase Bank at 2641 Kirchoff Road. He, however, did not attempt to keep and use the money.

In a statement, Adams relate that he, “wanted to get a large horchata, which is almost like a rice or coconut milk. I would have grabbed a chorizo burrito, too, but I didn’t have enough money.

When he found the money, Adams thought that it “is a joke. Somebody took some napkins and made it look like money. This has to be a setup. People are going to look at me and start laughing.”

Reports said that Adams called police, who along with bank officials determined that the money belongs to an ATM in Midlothian and had been under the care of Loomis, an armored truck company.

Rolling Meadows Police Chief Dave Scanlan praised Adams for his good act. “We all said right away that this guy deserves something — credit for being an Honest Abe”, he mentioned.

The money was taken to the police station where it was picked up by a Loomis official, reports said.

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