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Man who drove with $3,600 on roof gets cash back

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[November 06, 2010]  CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Cleveland bartender whose more than $3,600 in accumulated tips blew away said he's lucky the money was found by two apparently honest men.

 Michael May told The Plain Dealer on Thursday he was almost in tears last weekend after he realized he'd driven off with a pouch containing the cash sitting on the roof of his car.

Cleveland downtown safety monitor David Hamilton found the bag lying in the street and kept it away from a homeless person who tried to take it away.

Hamilton and his team leader at the nonprofit Downtown Cleveland Alliance turned the money over to police, who traced it to May through bank receipts and checkbooks in the pouch.

May plans to give a reward to Hamilton and the team leader. Police will honor Hamilton at a ceremony next week.


Information from: The Plain Dealer,

[Associated Press]

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