Banknotes covered a highway in California, which startled drivers and prompted them to stop and get off in a hurry to pick up what they could, not caring about the great danger to their lives.
Videos spread on social media show people stopping on the road and rushing to scoop green banknotes. Some even throw it in the air. “Have you seen this before? What would you do if this happened to you?” wrote one Instagram user.
Bundles of cash fell from a cash vehicle on a California highway on Friday, prompting drivers to scramble to take advantage of the unexpected opportunity. However, the drivers’ happiness did not last long, as the police arrived quickly to the place to restore the situation to normal and arrested two people who showed great greed in this incident.
“There are a lot of videos showing people stealing money on the highway by collecting it from the ground,” California Highway Police Sergeant Curtis Martin told a news conference.
He confirmed that the money that fell from the vehicle is worth thousands of dollars and belongs to a bank and must be delivered to a police station.
The accident occurred after the armored vehicle’s door opened unexpectedly near San Diego, not far from the border with Mexico.
The police have warned that they will use these videos to track down people who will not return the money they have illegally collected. “It’s better to be honest than to wait for us to find them and knock on their door,” said Sergeant Martin.
Police at the scene stopped a man and a woman rushing to collect money, but they got stuck outside their car on the highway after they locked it by mistake with the key in it