In May, schoolteacher Emily Schantz and her family were driving through Caroline County, Virginia, when the car ahead of them swerved to avoid hitting a large bag someone had left on the road. Assuming it contained trash, Emily stopped and threw it into her truck for disposal at home. She found a second bag beside the road and took it too.
It was only after returning home and opening the sacks that they found dozens of plastic packages filled with cash. Rather than keep the money, they turned it over to the police, hoping to teach their sons a valuable lesson in honesty. Police believe the postal service was delivering the bags to a local bank. In total, they contained about 1 million dollars in cash.