Joey Coyle

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Joey Coyle
BornJoseph Coyle
1953
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 15, 1993 (aged 39–40)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
OccupationLongshoreman
 
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Joey Coyle
BornJoseph Coyle
1953
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 15, 1993 (aged 39–40)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
OccupationLongshoreman

Joseph "Joey" Coyle (born 1953 in Philadelphia – August 15, 1993) was an unemployed longshoreman in Philadelphia who, in February 1981, found $1.2 million in the street after it had fallen out of the back of an armored car and kept it.[1] His story was made into the movie Money for Nothing starring John Cusack[2] and also a book by Mark Bowden titled Finders Keepers: The Story of a Man Who Found $1 Million.

Coyle struggled with drug addiction for most of his adult life.[1] He committed suicide by hanging in his basement on August 15, 1993.[1]

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