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Good Samaritan finds $2,500 in Hopkins; hands it to police

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HOPKINS, Minn. (KMSP) -

What would you do if you found $2,500 in cash sitting on the sidewalk? A Good Samaritan in Hopkins turned it over to the police department weeks ago, but officers still haven't found who it belongs to.

"We put it out to other law enforcement data bases to try and link it to any potential crimes or anyone who has reported large amounts of cash missing," Sgt. Mike Glassberg told FOX 9 News, adding that officers even went door to door to banks around Hopkins.

Now, Hopkins police are using a law they didn't even know they had.

"The party -- according to state statue and our own ordinance, they have 60 days to claim it. If it's not claimed, we forward it to a non-profit," said Glassberg. "Unfortunately, he [the Good Samaritan] doesn't get any of the money back."

Many people who spoke with FOX 9 News had conflicting opinions about what should come of the cash if no one steps forward. A cab driver said the cash should go back to the person who found it, but a woman leaving work in Minneapolis said she thinks she would try to find out who it belonged to even if police returned it.

Glassberg told FOX 9 News he hopes the person who lost the wad of cash will come forward -- and explain how they lost the cash in the first place.

"A lot of water cooler talk," Glassberg admitted.

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