After an armored vehicle door came open, drivers hurried to recover sacks of cash spilled across the freeway.
When the doors of an armored truck packed with cash blew open, it dropped bundles of cash into a highway.
Drivers jumped out of their cars to retrieve bundles of notes when thousands of dollars flew down the road near Carlsbad, California, according to video posted to TikTok.
The driver of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation truck attempted to rescue the cash at first before concluding his efforts were hopeless.
Footage shows cash strewn across the road, with other drivers frantically gathering them up and proudly displaying their bounty.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a couple, a man and a woman, were caught on Interstate 5 after removing some of the money.
Footage shows cash strewn over the road, with cars frantically gathering them up and proudly displaying their bounty.
“This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen,” one woman stated in the video.
“San Diego has literally shut down,” says the narrator.
When traffic came to a halt, another witness, Travis Fisher, told Fox 5 that he initially thought there had been an accident.
“There were a bunch of automobiles in front of me that all stopped, came to a complete stop,” he explained.
“I notice all these items floating around and realize they’re all money.”
“It was a bit of a whirlwind.” “There was a sea of banknotes everywhere,” says the narrator. Thousands of cash, he feels, were on the way.
CHP officers arrived on the scene at 10 a.m. and began directing traffic off the roadway.
Bills were observed being bundled into plastic bags.
The manner in which the truck’s doors opened, as well as the amount of money taken, are unknown.
Cops are now requesting that anyone who has taken money off the road immediately return it.
“If you find money on the freeway, it is not your money,” CHP Sergeant Martin explained.
“The FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), this armored truck, and the bank all belong to the FDIC.” It should be returned.”