Virginia family finds nearly $1 million cash in duffel bags on the road

The family was out for a drive on Saturday when they happened upon two bags in the middle of the road.

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Suitcase of cash
Suitcase of cash
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May 20, 2020 - 4:47pm

A family in Virginia trying to escape the boredom of coronavirus lockdown on Saturday did exactly that when they happened upon two duffel bags of cash totaling almost $1 million.

David and Emily Schantz, residents of Caroline County, Va., were out for a drive with their children when they ran over what they thought were trash bags in the middle of the street.

It was only after putting the bags in their truck and driving home that the family realized they were full of cash. According to the family, there were “plastic baggies” inside the duffels that read “cash vault.”

The family promptly contacted the sheriff’s office, which has been able to determine where the money was headed. They are, however, still unsure of how it ended up in the middle of the road.

The Caroline County Sheriff, Maj. Scott Moser, said that the owners of the duffels should reward the Schantzes for their efforts.

"Their actions deserve nothing less," he said. "They saved someone a lot of money and set a wonderful example for everyone else.”

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