- Associated Press - Friday, June 27, 2014

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A man spent a few hours touring Flint schools before finding what he was looking for: $100.

Samuel Tedford, 40, discovered the money at Dort Elementary, courtesy of a new online experiment called Flint Hidden Cash.

The effort is similar to a social media scavenger hunt that has been popular this summer in bigger cities across the world.

A Flint husband and wife are behind the local version, but they are keeping their identities secret, The Flint Journal reported (https://bit.ly/1m5kUuT ). They dispense clues and encouragement from their Twitter account.

Tedford, who was born and raised in Flint and works the third shift at a plant in Macomb County, heard co-workers talking about the contest before his shift ended early Friday.

Working from a clue that the cash was hidden at a school, Tedford and his uncle visited three of them before arriving at Dort.

There, they saw a book by a door. Inside the book was $100 in $20 bills.

“It feels great. It’s good to see someone doing something for the city,” said Tedford, who planned to spend the money on his 10-year-old daughter.

Flint Hidden Cash organizers say they will be announcing future dates and clues on Twitter.


Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint

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