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.