PARIS: A homeless man discovered 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), according to the French police.
Two police officers, who are not allowed to speak publicly on the case, said that video surveillance showed the man looking in the trash and leaning against a nearby door.
Airport police union official Jean-Yann William told media outlets that “to his surprise, the door is opening, he is 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.