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Homeless Man Strikes Gold, Finds $354k in Abandoned Room

Homeless man finds over $300k sitting unattended Photo: MGN Online. Homeless man finds over $300k sitting unattended

December 14, 2017 09:08 AM

PARIS (AP) - French police say a homeless man found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave the complex with 300,000 euros ($354,000).
    
Two police officers, who are not allowed to speak publicly on the case, said Thursday that video surveillance showed the man looking in the trash and leaning against a nearby door.
    
Airport police union official Jean-Yann William Airport told France Info television that "to his surprise, the door is opening, he's entering and finds out there's a huge amount of money" in the room of cash transport company Loomis.
    
Video then shows the man leaving the airport with two big bags.
    
Police recognized him as a homeless man living in the airport area. He is being actively sought.

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