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US tourist loses $2m cheque on Madrid Metro

George Mills · 26 Sep 2013, 11:01

Published: 26 Sep 2013 11:01 GMT+02:00

A maintenance worker on Madrid's underground railway network stumbled upon the valuable cheque on Wednesday.

It was found after a train on line 5 of the Madrid Metro was pulled out of service because carriage doors weren't closing properly.

A member the train's repair crew then discovered the cause of the problem: a brown leather wallet jammed into the frame of a carriage door.

Inside were a Californian drivers licence, several credit cards — and the $2 million cheque.

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All of these items have been handed in to Madrid's Sol police station.

George Mills (george.mills@thelocal.com)

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