"My wife was driving and I said 'Honey, turn around, there's something in the road back there," Bowers said.
It looked like a laptop bag, Bowers told WBNS-TV. "We grabbed the bag, and the kids said, 'What is it!?' "
Inside, there was a wallet with ID. And the cash.
"There were a couple envelopes, and then the corners were open, and you could see inside that they were stuffed with hundred dollar bills," said Bowers, totaling $14,000.
"It was a good opportunity to teach the kids about doing the right thing," Bowers said.
The family took the money to police, and the wallet led to the rightful owner.
"While that money could have meant paying off our cars or going on a vacation to us, it may have meant groceries or sustenance to someone else," Bowers said.
Actually, the money was intended for a car purchase. According to Worthington, Ohio, police, the owner had gone to a dealership with the cash but must have left the bag on the roof of his car.
No word about a reward, but the Bowers family says they were just happy to help.