Burning Questions: What would you do if you found £100 dropped in the street?

What would you do if you found a wad of cash on the ground?

What would you do if you found a wad of cash on the ground?

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SUPPOSE you found £100 lying in the street, would you keep it or hand it in somewhere?

If nobody was around to see you pick up a bundle of dropped banknotes off the ground would you put the cash in your pocket and walk off thinking it must be your lucky day?

Would you worry about the owner being without their cash or would you treat it as a fortunate case of ‘finders, keepers’?

Alternatively, would you try to do the decent, honest thing and take the money to the nearest police station? Maybe at least take it into a nearby shop in case the owner had been in there and came back later looking for their cash? Or would you just leave the money where it was and walk away?

Would a higher or lower amount of money make a difference to your decision?

Please tell us in the comments below what you’d do in this situation. Also say if you’ve ever actually found something valuable dropped in the street and what you did with it.

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8:15am Thu 30 Jan 14

tonylangridge says...

If there was no contact info I would keep it! Why? Well I will explain . I once found £25 in a purse at a bus stop-(with no traceable info showing.) and handed it in with my details to a Police Station. After the allotted time given I rang to see if it had been claimed. "Yes the next day" was the reply. As I had given my full details I presume the purse owner would have telephoned to thank me. No, so I don't believe the purse was claimed and I leave you to draw your own conclusions! Oh....and I recently found a wallet in the street with credit cards and £110cash. I managed to trace the owner and reunite him with his wallet. And I walked away with a smile on my face and a £10 reward, feeling a better person for it!
If there was no contact info I would keep it! Why? Well I will explain . I once found £25 in a purse at a bus stop-(with no traceable info showing.) and handed it in with my details to a Police Station. After the allotted time given I rang to see if it had been claimed. "Yes the next day" was the reply. As I had given my full details I presume the purse owner would have telephoned to thank me. No, so I don't believe the purse was claimed and I leave you to draw your own conclusions! Oh....and I recently found a wallet in the street with credit cards and £110cash. I managed to trace the owner and reunite him with his wallet. And I walked away with a smile on my face and a £10 reward, feeling a better person for it! tonylangridge
  • Score: 32

10:02am Thu 30 Jan 14

supershopper says...

If you cant keep a wodge of cash safe, someone else will...
If you cant keep a wodge of cash safe, someone else will... supershopper
  • Score: -15

10:11am Thu 30 Jan 14

Lets agree to agree says...

I'd donate it to a political party of my choosing!!!
I'd donate it to a political party of my choosing!!! Lets agree to agree
  • Score: 17

10:43am Thu 30 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Lets agree to agree wrote:
I'd donate it to a political party of my choosing!!!
Yes and they need it.
[quote][p][bold]Lets agree to agree[/bold] wrote: I'd donate it to a political party of my choosing!!![/p][/quote]Yes and they need it. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -26

11:42am Thu 30 Jan 14

Maggot E. Smegmellen says...

I would thank God and put it on the collection plate the very next Sunday. Our church roof is in need of lead since some travelling people visited in the dead of night. May God have mercy on their wretched souls.
I would thank God and put it on the collection plate the very next Sunday. Our church roof is in need of lead since some travelling people visited in the dead of night. May God have mercy on their wretched souls. Maggot E. Smegmellen
  • Score: -35

11:47am Thu 30 Jan 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Keep it. their loss is your gain.
Keep it. their loss is your gain. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -2

11:53am Thu 30 Jan 14

Maggot E. Smegmellen says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
Keep it. their loss is your gain.
Unfortunately this sort of attitude is all too common these days. Amen.
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: Keep it. their loss is your gain.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately this sort of attitude is all too common these days. Amen. Maggot E. Smegmellen
  • Score: -45

3:31pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Hello_Mate says...

Who, on the Q&A sect said "leave it where it is" - Yeah right, like that would happen.
Who, on the Q&A sect said "leave it where it is" - Yeah right, like that would happen. Hello_Mate
  • Score: 15

3:34pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Rich41 says...

I would do the decent thing and try to locate the owner and when I found them I would ring em to say I'm spending their money up the pub
I would do the decent thing and try to locate the owner and when I found them I would ring em to say I'm spending their money up the pub Rich41
  • Score: -11

9:31am Fri 31 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

Toilet paper. Take it back to who printed it and say "I want my gold"
Toilet paper. Take it back to who printed it and say "I want my gold" white rabbit9
  • Score: 10

9:34pm Sun 2 Feb 14

paulbexleyheath says...

Lets agree to agree wrote:
I'd donate it to a political party of my choosing!!!
behave yourself agree.
[quote][p][bold]Lets agree to agree[/bold] wrote: I'd donate it to a political party of my choosing!!![/p][/quote]behave yourself agree. paulbexleyheath
  • Score: 5
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