Two people were arrested amid the chaos generated on a highway in California, in the United States, when an armored truck dropped wads of money.
The special vehicle for the transport of valuables, left several bundles of cash scattered on the highway around nine in the morning this Friday. The carelessness sparked movie-worthy scenes as drivers stopped and got out of their cars to collect tickets.
Nevertheless, drivers hoping to line their pockets with extra cash Before Thanksgiving are in the spotlight.
“There’s a lot video evidence of people stealing money off the highway, picking it up, ”California Highway Patrol Sgt. Curtis Martin said at a news conference after the fact.
According to the police report, some of the bags fell off the truck and they flooded the lanes with tickets. However, it is not clear how much money fell or how much was recovered by the authorities, who even collected banknotes in grocery bags.
The thousands of dollars that fell to the asphalt they belong to a bank and the authorities have asked whoever has a bill to return it at the police station.
It all started when an armored car door opened near San Diego, on Interstate 5, a highway that runs from the Mexican border of California to Canada.
In a video posted on social networks drivers are seen running down the road, collecting cash and even throwing handfuls of greenbacks in the air in celebration.
However, the police warned that the same images they will be used to locate who does not return the money.
“It is better that they do the honesty policy and not wait for us to locate them. and let’s knock on his door, ”Martin said.
The official called on citizens to do the right thing and recalled that taking money in this situation is considered a crime. “It’s not your money,” he added.
At least a dozen people turned in the bills they collected to the authorities Friday afternoon, according to the newspaper San Diego Union-Tribune.
“People are giving a lot”Martin said. “People took a lot of money.”
The two arrests came after a man and a woman running to collect the money they did not manage to flee in their cars.
(With information from AFP and AP)
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