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Man finds bag filled with $15,000 in road

Man finds bag filled with $15,000 in road
Posted at 3:07 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 15:07:32-05

A suburban Philadelphia transit worker found a bag loaded with over $15,000 in the middle of a road and turned it in to police.

The Philadelphia Inquirer says Bob Stacey was driving home from work Monday night when he spotted a black bag in the street.

Stacey says he thought it was a woman's purse, so he pulled over to grab it. When he opened it he saw dozens of crisp $100 and $20 bills.

The 61-year-old Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority worker immediately called police.

Upper Darby Superintendent of Police Michael Chitwood says "to turn that kind of cash in" makes Tracey "truly a Good Samaritan."

It's unclear where the money came from.

Tracey says his wife assured him he did the right thing , even though he was $15,000 richer "for about a half hour."