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$12,000 left at restaurant: tip or drug money?

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) -- A western Minnesota waitress says $12,000 that police call drug money is actually a tip left for her by a diner.

Stacy Knutson has filed a lawsuit in Clay County District Court saying a customer left a takeout box from another restaurant at her table at the Fryn' Pan in Moorhead, near Fargo, N.D. In the lawsuit, Knutson says she followed the customer to her car but that the customer told her to keep the box. She later discovered it contained rolls of cash.

Knutson says she called police even though she has five children and really needs the money.

Officers told her to wait 90 days in case someone claimed the money. Police later told her the cash smelled of marijuana and is being held in a drug investigation.

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