Family stumbles upon $1 million in the middle of the road

The next time you come across a bag

of trash in the road, you might want to

double-check what it actually is.

When the Virginia-based Schantz family

came across two bags of what appeared to

be garbage, they quickly discovered that one

man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Inside the bags was nearly $1 million

in cash, according to WTVR.

“Inside of the bag, there were plastic baggies

and they were addressed with something that said

‘cash vault,'” Emily Schantz told the network.

Upon realizing what they had stumbled

upon, the Schantz family called the local

authorities and turned in the money.

“For someone so honest and willing to give

that almost a million dollars back, it’s exceptional

on their part,” Maj. Scott Moser told WTVR.

“We are proud and they represented

this county well by being so honest”.

Moser believes that the money was

en route to a bank via the postal service.

How it ended up on the side of the

road, however, remains a mystery