The joy of motorists was short-lived. Police quickly arrived at the scene. Two people were arrested.
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The gold Rush. Cash transport van dropped bundles of cash on highway from california Friday, November 18. The jackpot was caused by the unexpected opening of an armored van door near San Diego, not far from the border with Mexico. Motorists wanting to take advantage of the bargain rushed for the precious dollars.
Videos posted on social media show people stopping in the tracks and the emergency lane and scurrying down the road to pick up greenbacks by handfuls. Some even toss them in the air like confetti. But the joy of motorists was short-lived. The police quickly arrived on the scene to restore order, arresting two overly greedy people.
Tons of cash is spread out across the I-5 freeway in Carlsbad near Canon Road. @DemiBagby shared this video with us of traffic completely stopped and cash all over the place. pic.twitter.com/Tw5zi1P1qX
– KUSI News (@KUSINews) November 19, 2021
The police warned that the videos would also be used to track down those who did not return the improperly collected money. Because the notes dropped from the truck, which represent thousands of dollars in total, belong to the bank and must be returned to a police station, insisted a representative of the California highway police at a press conference. .
The police have already arrested a man and a woman on the spot who had rushed for the tickets but who, in their haste, had locked their vehicles from the outside, finding themselves stranded on the highway.