Ohio man turns in $14,000 found on side of road

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An Ohio man says he was trying to set a good example for his children when he turned in $14,000 he found on the side of the road. (WLS)

An Ohio man says he was trying to set a good example for his children when he turned in $14,000 he found on the side of the road.

WBNS-TV reports Jake Bowers found the money April 8 as he drove his family to a park in Worthington, a Columbus suburb.

Bowers said when he initially saw the bag on the roadside, he thought it might contain someone's laptop. Instead, it was filled with $100 bills.

Bowers took the bag to the Worthington police station, and it was returned to its owner.

A police report says the owner had taken the cash to a car dealer but left without buying a vehicle. He told police he must have left it on top of his car and driven off.

"It was a good opportunity to teach the kids about doing the right thing. While that money could have meant paying off our cars or going on a vacation to us, it may have meant groceries or sustenance for someone else," Bowers said.
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