Poll: Finding Money

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
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Fri, May 31, 2024 5:32 PM

A few weeks ago, large amounts of cash kept turning up in random bathrooms in Marysville.

What would you do if you randomly stumbled upon a random bag of cash. Say... $10,000. 

Are you returning the money? Keeping it?

My brain would probably click into "someone is testing me" mode and I'd return it and/or call the cops.


gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 31, 2024 5:39 PM

Neither - I'd assume it belongs to someone that wouldn't be too happy with me finding it, and get the hell out of dodge!

Maybe notify the cops, but only after I was long gone.

BRF Senior Member
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Fri, May 31, 2024 6:29 PM
posted by MontyBrunswick


My brain would probably click into "someone is testing me" mode and I'd return it and/or call the cops.

Be seated before you read my response. 





I actually agree with you on something. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 247 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 31, 2024 7:35 PM

Yeah, I would fear it’s a setup and just leave it. 

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
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Fri, May 31, 2024 9:54 PM

Say you were able to locate the money and get it home. How do you spend it without raising awareness to having it?


I'd just tap it for ordinary purchases (food, gas, etc) until it was gone.

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 31, 2024 11:06 PM

I just watched A Simple Plan. I would not take it lol.

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
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Sat, Jun 1, 2024 12:11 PM
posted by Laley23

I just watched A Simple Plan. I would not take it lol.

I have never seen this movie. I will check it out

geeblock Member
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Sat, Jun 1, 2024 1:40 PM

Funny story about found money. My wife found a 50$ bill on the ground leaving her building and notified the security that she found a sum of money and if they can say how much she will give it to the person. So they send out a memo about anyone losing money to contact security. A month goes by and she checks and no one came forward saying they lost any money so she kept the money and gifted it to a friend as part of a baby shower. The friend calls her and was like heyyy umm so this 50$ bill says “For movie production use only” It was fake haha 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 165 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jun 1, 2024 11:16 PM

I’d be super leery about huge amount left in bathrooms, feels sketchy

Back in my McDonalds days during college we had a crazy busy Friday night. After hours (midnight) I was in charge of counting stock and doing the daily books. I had to go outside to our shed to count. On way out I see a gold money clip with a folded up $1 on the outside….I go pick it up and take it to shed. In shed I realize it was a $1 with 10 $20 bills for $201. Procedure was to turn into shift manager but shift manager was a notorious keeper of funds the workers all knew about….he wasn’t to be trusted. I kept it for 2 months to see if anyone claimed and no one did. I kept it. 🤷🏻‍♂️

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jun 3, 2024 11:52 PM
posted by MontyBrunswick

I have never seen this movie. I will check it out

Billy Bob is on one. One of his best roles.


BR1986FB Senior Member
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Tue, Jun 4, 2024 7:28 AM

We were in one of the casinos and I found a few hundred dollars lying on the floor in the high dollar room. I picked it up and gave it to an attendant. 

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 202 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 4, 2024 11:55 AM

I mean, sure there would be the fear of the money having some sort of illicit purpose and everything being watched and me being caught and horribly killed for thinking I could just sneak it away, but...well, that would probably play a pretty big role in me deciding to just forget I saw it and go on with my life.

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 4, 2024 11:57 AM

FTR, I am keeping anything up to a few thousand. And at that point, depends on how/where it was found, and the "condition" its in (if its wrapped and stacked like a bank, nope. If its just a bunch of money that someone clearly dropped in vegas, yep!)

jmog Senior Member
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Tue, Jun 4, 2024 1:41 PM
posted by geeblock

Funny story about found money. My wife found a 50$ bill on the ground leaving her building and notified the security that she found a sum of money and if they can say how much she will give it to the person. So they send out a memo about anyone losing money to contact security. A month goes by and she checks and no one came forward saying they lost any money so she kept the money and gifted it to a friend as part of a baby shower. The friend calls her and was like heyyy umm so this 50$ bill says “For movie production use only” It was fake haha 

That’s actually kind of funny.


MontyBrunswick Senior Member
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Wed, Jun 5, 2024 5:39 PM
posted by Laley23

Billy Bob is on one. One of his best roles.


I watched it. I felt that Bill Paxton's acting in it was awful.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 35 reps Joined Oct 2010
Wed, Jun 5, 2024 9:00 PM

Watch No Country for Old Men first. You do not want Anton Cigurh on your case in any way, shape or form.  You leave a huge cache of money right where you find it.  Otherwise you’re going to be able to answer the question, “What’s the most you ever lost in a coin toss?”  

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 5, 2024 11:54 PM
posted by MontyBrunswick

I watched it. I felt that Bill Paxton's acting in it was awful.

It wasn’t great, but it was fine. Billy Bob, and the other dude I thought were awesome. And Bridget Fonda was the perfect horrible person wife.


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