Police Allow Waitress to Keep $12,000 Tip

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Authorities have decided to return a $12,000 tip to a Minnesota waitress that police believed was drug money.
Stacy Knutson of Moorhead says a customer told her she could keep a takeout container she left behind at the Fryn' Pan restaurant. The box turned out to contain $12,000 in bills in various denominations.
Police initially told her she could keep the money if no one claimed it, but later said it was part of a drug investigation.
On Thursday, after the case drew national attention, Assistant Clay County Attorney Michelle Lawson told reporters the money could not be tied to a criminal investigation, and that Knutson would get a check.
Knutson says she believed the money was an anonymous gift from someone who knew her family had severe financial difficulties.


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  • by Jason Location: Jackson on Apr 6, 2012 at 02:54 PM
    I am glad she got to keep the money. Message to Police everywhere: YOU NEED TO STAY OUT OF PEOPLE'S LIVES. STOP INTERFERING WITH LAW ABIDING CITIZENS. WE PAY YOUR SALARY.
  • by Jack Location: Lansing on Apr 6, 2012 at 09:47 AM
    Thanks to the "liberal" media this lady was saved from the biggest of all rip-off artist, The cops.
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