Cherokee County Police have taken to Facebook to inform a suspect who fled away during a traffic stop that he actually forgot his winning ticket.
It occurred on Interstate 75 as law enforcement suspected a man of possessing methamphetamine and conducted a search of his vehicle before he ran on foot.
“To the suspect who ran on foot from our deputies on a traffic stop this morning on I-75, you left a winning $100.00 lottery ticket in your vehicle,” the Facebook post read.
“You can claim your ticket at 498 Chattin Dr. in Canton. It will be here waiting for you. Congratulations by the way.”
The man was later arrested near the area where he was last spotted: “Yes he will get his lottery ticket back, but we are keeping his methamphetamine.”