SPANISH police have briefly detained a drunk British man who was handing out money to strangers at the airport at Palma de Mallorca after arriving on a flight from Manchester, police said
<!-- // END article intro ************************************** --> <!-- // article corpus ************************************** --> The man, identified only as 59-year-old James B.N., laughed constantly as he distributed the bills and did not seem aware of what he was doing, police said. He had an unkempt appearance and his pants were soiled by urine.
The Briton was carrying 50,000 euros ($89,165) in travellers' cheques and another 2,000 euros in cash at the time. Police did not say how much money the man distributed before he was detained.
Police said he acquired the money from an inheritance. After confirming that he had obtained the money legally and contacting the British consulate, police put him on a return flight to Britain.


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