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ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. – Robert Adams craved an ice-cold drink after finishing his shift on a sweltering workday, but not having enough money to buy the burrito he also wanted left him with two obvious choices: Stop at the ATM, or find a bag containing more than $17,000 in cash.

"I wanted to get a large horchata, which is almost like a rice or coconut milk," Adams told the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights) for a story published Wednesday. "I would have grabbed a chorizo burrito, too, but I didn't have enough money."

That changed Monday when the Chicago-area man stood at a Chase ATM in Rolling Meadows, looked down and discovered on the sidewalk near a newspaper box a clear plastic bag containing receipts, checks and $17,021 in cash — mostly $20 and $100 bills bound by a rubber band.

"I see this plastic bag. It's clear plastic and it's half full of money," Adams said. "I figure this is a joke. Somebody took some napkins and made it look like money. This has to be a setup. People are going to look at me and start laughing."

Adams said he never had the urge to keep any of the money.

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Taylor4Life;8337692]ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. – Robert Adams craved an ice-cold drink after finishing his shift on a sweltering workday, but not having enough money to buy the burrito he also wanted left him with two obvious choices: Stop at the ATM, or find a bag containing more than $17,000 in cash.

I lol'd

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I returned a wallet with cash that I found at the gym once, but I have to imagine that my greed would kick in and do all kinds of rationalizing if I knew it belonged to a bank. I'm not saying it's right, but this guy is definitely a better man than I am.

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I found 100 bucks on the floor of Macy's a couple days before Christmas...

I turned it in....and since no one claimed it, I got it back.

It still sits in my room after 7 years :ols:

Damn I am so glad you found that. And kept it. Must have just slipped out of my pocket. I'll PM you with the address to send it to. :ols:

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I would've returned it. If I found it elsewhere, I would've returned it to police and hopefully collect a reward. Anything near a bank and there are probably cameras. Say I found that in a restaurant bathroom; if it was a amount of say $1000 or less then I would probably keep it.

Depends on the amount and where you find out. Also, you have to wonder if that isn't counterfeit because it would be your ass in jail trying to buy stuff with it.

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Lot of honest folks in this thread.

Call me cynical, but it's easy to be proper and honest without finding 17 grand on the street.

Personally, as much I'd like to do the right thing, if I thought I could just walk away with it, I would and thank my lucky stars for my good fortune. I know I sure as heck aren't in the position to turn 17 thousand bucks down in the name of being a good citizen and "doing the right thing."

Hail.

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I would've returned it. If I found it elsewhere, I would've returned it to police and hopefully collect a reward. Anything near a bank and there are probably cameras. Say I found that in a restaurant bathroom; if it was a amount of say $1000 or less then I would probably keep it.

Depends on the amount and where you find out. Also, you have to wonder if that isn't counterfeit because it would be your ass in jail trying to buy stuff with it.

I'd go to a casino with it and see if any of the slot machines would accept one of the bills first before I did anything else lol :ols:...then I'd go over to the bill change machine and break it into smaller denominations in case the bill is marked. Then I'd keep the rest hidden and only take out a small number of bills occasionally over a large period of time and do the same thing over again, for the same reasons.

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I would have returned it. Not that I am the best person in the world, but I have a hell of a conscience. I pulled up to an ATM in Tennessee a few years ago late at night and I thought I saw some money on the ground. And shockingly, it was money on the ground. It was a little pile of $20s, maybe $80 or $100, I don't remember. But I figured somebody probably dropped it from the ATM, so I sat there and waited for a while for someone to come back. Nobody ever did. I kept it, but I tried to return it.

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