A Virginia family out for a ride to get a change of scenery after being holed up during coronavirus lockdown found nearly $1million in two bags lying in the road.Read more here.
David and Emily Schantz left their Caroline County home with their children last Saturday and took a drive in their pickup truck.
Emily told WTVR that she noticed the car in front of them suddenly swerve around a bag lying in the road.
The Schantz accidentally hit the bag with their pickup truck before spotting a similar bag about 15 feet away.
The family believed the bags were simply trash left in the middle of the road.
The Schantzes tossed the bags in the back of their pickup truck and kept riding, according to Emily Schantz.
But unbeknownst to them, they were driving around Caroline County with almost $1million in their pickup.
Only when the Schantzes returned home did they discover the bags contained money, she said.
'Inside of the bag, there were plastic baggies and they were addressed with something that said "cash vault,"' said Emily.
They contacted the Caroline County Sheriff's Office, which sent deputies to the home.
The deputies took inventory and determined the money totaled nearly $1 million.
Authorities are still investigating, but believe the bags belonged to a postal service and the cash was traveling to a bank.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
This family deserves a reward!
Lauren Edmonds reports for Daily Mail,