Highway Robbery

@p1kef1sh (45640)
March 20, 2009 2:36pm CST
I saw a film on the BBC news site today that showed a pair of drug dealers throwing hundreds of dollars out of their vehicle during a car chase with the Police. As the cash hit the road, other road users stopped and started to run all over the highway picking up the cash! Would you stop your car on the highway for the chance of some easy money?
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• United States
20 Mar 09
No, for two reasons. 1. I would be too afraid of being hit by someone who decided not to stop. 2. The police would take it away anyway, so what would be the point?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Mar 09
Yup. But it didn't stop people trying.
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• United States
20 Mar 09
I am sure it didn't. I just wouldn't have been one of those people.*L*
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Mar 09
No probably not. For one thing I'd most likely be seen and have to give it back and for another it isn't worth getting killed over.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Mar 09
Certainly isn't worth dying for. One woman was walking about completely oblivious to the traffic. How she survived I don't know.
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Mar 09
Maybe she was auditioning for the Darwin awards?
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
20 Mar 09
I would collect it and wait for the cops to come back and get it. To cover my rear end, I would use my cell phone to call the cops and tell them I have the cash and will be waiting to give it to them. I couldn't keep it, I'd have trouble sleeping. However, if money fell from the sky into my yard I would love to gather it up and hope nobody claimed it!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Mar 09
Wouldn't that be wonderful. To wake to a cash fall! All that seems to fall in my garden is bird poop!
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
20 Mar 09
I have the bird poop, the seed husks and poop from my two dogs! Cash would definitely be an improvement!
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• United States
20 Mar 09
if it was a few dollars no... but hundreds..YES.. if i knew it was stolen no i wouldnt cause then im just as guilty as if i stole it myself
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Mar 09
It is all stolen money I think.
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• India
20 Mar 09
who would miss that golden opportunity??? i would be the first one to run and pick up the money as you cannot get money in a way easier than this!!! but what about you??
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Mar 09
I enjoy life too much to risk it for a few dollars.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
21 Mar 09
thats a good approach they have advocated.the robbers are being innovative!!!i have a policy in life,i never touch anything that has fallen on the road(anything second hand also but sometimes i donot have a choice)
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 09
I often buy secondhand book Riyasam. But not clothes.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
21 Mar 09
when i cant afford to buy first-hand,i go for second hand books.its worth for me as i donot collect books.
• Canada
20 Mar 09
Are you nuts? LOL That many cops around, some idiot would see me picking up the money, and involve me in the crime somwhow. My husband and I found $20 on the floor of the groccery store one day, and turned it into the lost and found. It's better to give the money back, than to possibly get involved.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Mar 09
Thank heavens that there are still some honest people about. Over here, if no one claims it then they let you have it after a certain number of days or weeks I think.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Mar 09
Oh and yes, As a fruit cake!
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
21 Mar 09
Heck yeah, if everyone else grabbing it might as well get my share. But mind you if the on the interstate it might be a bit difficult running between the cars. Wonder how long it would take the cops to get there to stop the people once they got it off the street and took off could they find out who has picked it up, I did see just this kind of thing on a news show one day, they said people who stopped got away with thousands of dollars, guess there was no way to catch them.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 09
It would be interesting to know.
@taface412 (3177)
• United States
21 Mar 09
It would be temtping, but I do know that when the police do raids and stuff everything, including the money is evidence. ANd I would not want to take the chance. Plus, how do those people know that the bills were not marked? It could have been a sting operation where they mark the bills....too chancy. It's not the same thing as walking along and you find a hundred bucks...if I know the police are chasing dealers...like I said it would be tempting..
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 09
I suspect that the money is registered someplace and that the police would trace it eventually.
@nympha687 (940)
• United States
21 Mar 09
Definitely, especially now that money is really hard to find. I wouldn't want to miss that opportunity. The reason that this trick is still used is because it works.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 09
I guess so. But there was a very real risk that someone would get killed. Money isn't worth that.
• United States
21 Mar 09
if i didnt think i would get hit and wasnt running late some where i would stop maybe..
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 09
Folk were very lucky not to get hit. They were acting like crazies.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
22 Mar 09
Heck know..Knowing my clumsiness I would be road kill. I would not take the chance of ending my life for a few dollars. Now if I was the only one around besides the cops and the one being chased yes I would think to pull over grab some and get gone.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
22 Mar 09
There's no way I want you to be road kill Becky. Stay at the side of the road and let's hope that the wind blows some money your way.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Sorry that was supposed to be Heckk no instead of Hwck know..I hate when my brain missfires on words. I probably would drive on by and not take the chance..cuase of this moment I surely haven't earned any wings yet..
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Hwck=Heck Cuase=cause....
@mummymo (23707)
23 Mar 09
Nah p1ke but then I have no chance of catching any anyway so maybe that is why! lol Would you? I don't think you would - you are far too nice a person! Hugs xxx
@p1kef1sh (45640)
23 Mar 09
No chance. I value my life too much. It's not my money anyway and if it came from someone's misery then I definitely don't want to be associated with it. XXXX
@mummymo (23707)
23 Mar 09
See I knew you were far too decent to get involved in that sweety! Hugs xxx
• Australia
23 Mar 09
haaaaaaaa. Oh, my god! i dont think that this is good idea to make some money. If you want to make cash by this way, you will have more chance to meet police.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
23 Mar 09
Indeed. I agree completely.
• Australia
23 Mar 09
thanks for agreeing my opinion. It seems to be crazy idea. Haaaaaaaa. Even if i have a chance of choice to make cash by this way, i also want to hold it. It is not money. Money will bring more risk if we are not owner. I love my life so much.
@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Mar 09
Hello p1kef1sh I actually don't think I would actually stop as I am usually with my kids and would think it would way too dangerous to stop but would probably think 'darn it I wish I had stopped' later on down the road!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
22 Mar 09
LOL. You conscience would be clear and you'd all be alive. Who needs money?
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@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Mar 09
Exactamondo! LOL
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
21 Mar 09
Why not.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 09
Why?
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I could use the money.
@littleowl (7157)
21 Mar 09
HI p1ke..as you know I don't drive but am sure whomever's car I maybe in at the time they would either stop or I would ask them too!! hugs LoLo
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 09
LOL. I hate the very idea of you running around in the middle of all that traffic LoLo. XXXX
@littleowl (7157)
21 Mar 09
I expect most of the traffic would stop anyway! Its not every day that it would be raining money! LOL xxx
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
22 Mar 09
How I wish it can be done in real life here in my place. I would be the first to run after it. In my country, robberies occurs but never did they throw nor leave their stolen money.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
22 Mar 09
But what if the police trace the money to you?!
@MisterPlus (1917)
• Philippines
22 Mar 09
Yes, I would stop on a highway to pick up some easy money. It happens once in a life time to have that chance to have money as easy as that. I know it is dangerous but, money is pouring out who am I to ignore it. I am quite sure that everyone on that incident would do the same thing. I've only seen it in movies. I want to bve part of it someday.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
22 Mar 09
There were more people driving by than stopping. Those that did stop could so easily have been killed.
@HelloMickey (1663)
• Hong Kong
22 Mar 09
I think I will stop my car on the highway and pick those cash, but the point is I may not take it for myself. I had experience I picked a wallet on the street, some friends of mine was with me at the moment and they some said I should take the money and throw the wallet into a rubbish bin as many people would do the same, but I insisted to go to police station which is very far from the place I found that wallet. I gave the wallet to the police station. Maybe there's no much money in the wallet, I just don't know if there's a lot of money in the wallet, maybe I would be greedy when I saw the large amount of money, who knows? I am a coward, I am too afraid to violate the law that so I will not take the money, but that doesn't mean I won't want that money. ^.^
@p1kef1sh (45640)
22 Mar 09
Needing and wanting are different things entirely. You do the tight and good thing by not breaking the law. Thank you.