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Monday, June 26, 2006

It's raining money ...


Town praised for returning 'free' £20 notes
By Richard Savill
(Filed: 26/06/2006)

A mayor has praised the people of his town for their honesty in returning thousands of pounds that a man threw into the air.
Shoppers and motorists at a pedestrian crossing in Aberystwyth, west Wales, rushed to grab the cash a week ago, seconds after a man shouted: "Who wants free money?"
Police arrested the 40-year-old man for a suspected drink-driving offence and said later he was receiving medical treatment.
Police, who appealed to people to give the money back, have not disclosed how many of the £20 notes have been returned, but a spokesman said it was the "vast majority".
Police have also not disclosed how much money was thrown into the air but estimates have put it at between £5,000 and £20,000.
Daily Telegraph

2 Comments:

Blogger gazza27 said...

I heard he was naked as well(thats not good)

5:52 PM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Definitely sounds as though he needs treatment.

Seems as though it was all caught on CCTV anyway, so I doubt if anyone would have got away with any loot.

1:15 AM  

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