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The old adage goes, "A fool and his money are soon parted." Never has that more been the case than yesterday in Germany when a 23-year-old man test drove an Audi A3 Cabriolet he was about to buy. Described as "not an experienced convertible driver," the man put an open envelope full of €23,000 in cash (that's about $31,400 USD) on the back seat before he lowered the top and set out on a final test drive.

The cash was going to be used to purchase the car when he returned from his test drive, but once he reached high enough speeds on the A2 motorway, well, you can guess what happened next. The inexperienced convertible driver called police from the German state of Lower Saxony as pennies Euros from heaven began to rain down on the motorway.

The police closed the road in both directions for a half hour and the fool in question did reportedly recover €20,000 ($27,300), but no one knows if he actually wound up purchasing the vehicle. May we suggest something with a roof next time, sir?


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