HONG KONG - You know what they say; it's better to give than to receive. That saying definitely holds true this holiday season in Hong Kong, after authorities arrest two people who didn't "pay it forward."
We're talking about those last-minute shoppers who were caught on camera collecting cold-hard cash from the streets the day before Christmas. But this Christmas Eve miracle was short-lived, after Hong Kong police say those banknotes fell from a bank truck and they want those bills back.
So far, 5.7 million of the estimated 15 million Hong Kong dollars lost last Wednesday (about $2 million U.S. bucks to you and me) have been returned by folks fearing they might be discovered from the footage taken on scene. But according to cops, a 43-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman were arrested for hiding some of the lost loot. Police found thousands of dollars stashed under their bed.
Authorities continue their efforts to recover the rest of the missing money. But if you're a believer of "finders-keepers", then you better not be living in Hong Kong.