ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - An Albuquerque dad was in such a rush he forgot he set something very important on the roof of his car, he then drove away with it on there and now it’s gone.
“I’ve done it several times before, I put my cell phone on there one time drove around all day with it up there and it was still there,” Jason said.
Jason asked us not to use his last name.
He said on Friday his luck ran out, the stay at home dad of two admits things were hectic that day, and he got caught up in the moment.
“Bonehead move of the year. I was loading my children in the car and I put the money on the roof and drove off with it,” Jason said.
The money was in a grey bank-bag, Jason said it had nearly $5,000 in it.
He was heading to the bank and then to pick up some supplies.
“Part of it was for mortgage, but the rest we’re kind of doing a remodel on the house,” he said.
Jason said he left his northeast heights home and took Wyoming all the way to Interstate 40, he thinks the bag may have fallen off somewhere along Wyoming, but when he re-traced his steps he was not able to find the bag.
He said he is hoping someone else may have seen it and picked it up, but because he had no contact information in the bank bag, Jason said he realizes getting the money back is pretty unlikely, still he remains hopeful.
“Maybe the right person will find it and know that times are tough and that someone needs this,” he said.
In the meantime his family will be able to scrape by, he said if nothing else this experience has taught him a valuable lesson.
“Its good pause for reflection, set my priorities ya know, just slow down,” he said.
Jason said he did report the incident to police, but there is not much they can do for him since there was no contact information in the bank-bag.
He said the hardest part of this whole experience was having to tell his wife he lost the cash.
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