The tippler, who was toting about 52,000 euros ($72,000) in cash and travelers checks, simply began "handing out cash and laughing" upon arrival at the terminal, not realizing what he was doing, according to a statement by Spain's interior ministry. He was taken into custody, given some time to sober up, and put on a flight back to the U.K. without further incident.
What would you do if a disheveled drunk tried to hand you a wad of bills in an airport? As much as I could use the cash, I like to think I'd be the one to alert the cops. But I can't say this has ever happened to me. Of course he's responsible for his own behavior, but perhaps he was traumatized by the death of his family member, questioning his values and temporarily losing control of his faculties? Then again, maybe he's simply the type to fritter away the money in a short amount of time anyway, and his spree of generosity in Spain merely hastened the same inevitable end. That's probably what the recipients of his benevolence are telling themselves. Whatever the reason, at least he was laughing while he did it.
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