An armored vehicle has lost a large number of banknotes on a highway in the US state of California. Motorists stopped in the middle of the road to fill their pockets with leftover money.
The “big grab” began after the door of a cash truck opened near San Diego on Interstate 5. Thousands of dollars flew in various categories from the cash truck. Videos posted on social media show people walking down the street, taking money and throwing up a handful of dollars in celebration.
The police immediately rushed to the spot and called on everyone to return the notes. Those who do not, are warned: video images of the incident will be used to track down the thieves. “It would be better for them to be honest than to wait for us to find them and knock on their door,” he told a news conference.
Two people have already been arrested: a man and a woman collecting their share of free money and accidentally locking themselves out of their car. They blocked the road and were allowed to go with the police, unable to leave the place.
The incident took place at around 9.30am local time. This caused long traffic jams.
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