Was $12,000 a restaurant tip or drug money?

Was $12,000 a restaurant tip or drug money? Click to Enlarge Photo:

Apr 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - A waitress in Minnesota is suing over $12,000 left at her restaurant table that she believes is a tip, but police say is drug money.

The lawsuit filed in Clay County District Court says the waitress discovered a box left at her table at the Fryn' Pan restaurant in Moorhead and followed the customer to her car to return the box. The woman told the waitress to keep the box, which she later discovered contained bundled rolls of cash. The waitress says that even though she has five children and really needed the money, she decided to call police.

Officers told the woman to wait 90 days in case someone claimed the money. The Forum ( ) reports that three months had passed, police told the waitress the cash was being held as drug money.

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