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Homeless Man at Large With $354K Found in Paris Airport

"To his surprise, the door is opening, he's entering and finds out there's huge amount of money"

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    Police Seek Homeless Man Who Stumbled Upon $354K in Room at Paris Airport
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    In this April 16, 2010, file photo, passengers walk in a terminal at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France.

    French police say a homeless man found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave the complex with 300,000 euros ($354,000).

    Two police officers, who are not allowed to speak publicly on the case, said Thursday that video surveillance showed the man looking in the trash and leaning against a nearby door.

    Airport police union official Jean-Yann William Airport told France Info television that "to his surprise, the door is opening, he's entering and finds out there's huge amount of money" in the room of cash transport company Loomis.

    Video then shows the man leaving the airport with two big bags.

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    Police recognized him as a homeless man living in the airport area. He is being actively sought.