Man finds bag with $15,000 in cash on road

The 61-year-old Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority worker immediately called police. (AP)

A suburban Philadelphia transit worker has found a bag comprising over $15,000 in the middle of a road and turned it in to police.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Bob Tracey was driving home from work Monday night when he spotted the black bag.

Tracey says he thought it was a purse. But when he opened it, he saw dozens of crisp $100 and $20 bills.

The 61-year-old Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority worker immediately called police.

Upper Darby Superintendent of Police Michael Chitwood says "to turn that kind of cash in" makes Tracey "truly a good Samaritan."

It's unclear who lost the money.

Tracey says his wife assured him he did the right thing, even though he was $15,000 richer "for about a half hour."

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