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A Texas homeless man has been allowed to keep a bag of cash worth $77,000 he found in a park last January.

Timothy Yost was hanging out in Fisherman's Park, Bastrop when he stumbled upon 70 $100 bills and 40 gold Kruggerand coins valued at $1,600 a piece.

He went to the bank with the wet money, hoping to swap it for some dry dosh, but tellers called police, thinking it was part of a heist.

Yost and his lawyer have been pressuring the city for months to try and reclaim the treasure, but Texas law required police to ensure the money was not linked to a crime.

Yost yesterday was able to claim his find.

"I've been walking for so long, first thing I want is a vehicle," Yost told Fox 7 News last month.

Unfortunately, he’ll have to wait a bit: he was recently locked up on charges of public intoxication and criminal trespassing.

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