New York woman spots bag of money falling out of Brinks truckBy Mason White 4:15 AM March 1, 2013
|Pat Wesner with the cash|
By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A New York woman got lucky when she suddenly saw a bag loaded with cash falling out from a Brinks security truck, however she decided to give it all back, according to video uploaded to the internet.
When $11,000 in coins and bills dropped to the floor in front of the mother four children, Pat Wesner, she decided honesty was the best policy and gave it all to the police.
The upstate New York woman was on her way to work one morning when a security armored Brinks truck hit a bump in the road and showered her with cash.
With the driver unaware of his gift to Wesner, she stopped at the site on the outskirts of Salem.
She immediately called police and then state trooper Kevin Saunders helped her collect every dime and bill.
The couple later posed for a photo next to the cash.
“We were both laughing as we collecting money from the ground, and I said: ‘I cannot even put $1 in my pocket without feeling guilty about it,’” she told a television news station. “It’s not my money,” she added.
Wesner, who has a daughter and three sons, one of whom is mentally disabled and lives at home, said that most people would have done what she did. The woman, also manages a nonprofit organization.
The woman also said that she had dreams of falling money from a Brinks truck before.
At no time did she ever consider taking any part of the lost cash, which Brinks admitted they did not even know how much was lost, but thanked her for coming forward.
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