A recession fantasy seemed about to come true when an unidentified man began throwing money at a group of diners waiting outside a restaurant.
According to witnesses, the man opened his wallet and tossed out $50 and $100 bills Wednesday night like there was no tomorrow.But did the lucky passers-by take the money and run? No. They carefully collected the bills, called police and gave them to the responding officers.
Olympia Police Cpl. Keith Thuline said a wallet was recovered at the scene along with $1,193.
He said police would try to contact the owner of the wallet to see if he was the one throwing money around. Thuline said if the man still wants to give his money away, they'll suggest some charities that would gladly take it.