- A homeless man found $350,000 at the Charles de Gaulle airport
- He stumbled upon the money at a cash handling company
- The man found the door unlocked at the Loomis cash management company
Christmas came early for a French homeless man at Paris’s main airport who found an unlocked door at the offices of a cash handling company… and walked away 300,000 euros (350,000 dollars) richer.
The man was rummaging through bins at the Charles de Gaulle airport northeast of Paris last Friday when he checked a door at the Loomis cash management company and found it had been left open.
The door led to a compartment containing two bags filled with money.
An investigator, confirming a story that first appeared in Le Parisien newspaper, called it “the perfect crime” and said police still “don’t know why the door was open at the time.”
Investigators are searching for the suspect, who is believed to be in his fifties and has been identified by airport police.