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Woman credits social media with return of $500 she dropped

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A Cleveland woman is crediting social media with the return of a large amount of cash.

“I couldn't believe how many people watched,” said Calina Scott, who contacted Channel 3 over the weekend.

Scott was in line at the Chick-fil-A restaurant on Gunbarrel Road Saturday when she dropped an envelope containing $500.

She didn't realize the money was gone until she reached her mother's home in Cleveland.

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“I had a panic attack, I was so upset,” said Scott, who withdrew the money from a local bank to pay her mother back.

Scott contacted Chick-fil-A in hopes someone found the money and returned it. Surveillance video shows the money was discovered, but not returned.

Mitch Collins, Owner of the Gunbarrel Pointe Chick-fil-A, shared the video with Channel 3 in hopes the man seen in the video would come forward.

“In the video you will see the gentleman in a green shirt pick up the envelope,” Collins wrote in an email to Channel 3. “Ms. Scott simply wants her money back, no questions asked and the funds can be dropped off at Chick-fil-A anytime next week, no questions asked.”

Less than 48 hours later the money was returned. Scott tells Channel 3, a person flagged down a police officer in the Chick-fil-A parking lot late Sunday night to return the cash.

Scott says she is relieved and has no ill will toward the man seen in the video.

“I'm just glad this is all over,” she said.

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