WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man says he was trying to set a good example for his children when he turned in $14,000 he found on the side of the road.
WBNS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2oGSCeU ) Jake Bowers found the money April 8 as he drove his family to a park in Worthington, a Columbus suburb.
Bowers said when he initially saw the bag on the roadside, he thought it might contain someone's laptop. Instead, it contained envelopes filled with $100 bills.
Specifically, 140 hundred dollar bills equaling $14,000.
Bowers took the bag to the Worthington police station, and it was returned to its owner.
"It was a good opportunity to teach the kids about doing the right thing," said Bowers.
A police report says the owner had taken the cash to a car dealer but left without buying a vehicle. He told police he must have left it on top of his car and driven off.
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