After an armored truck door flew open, drivers scrambled to grab bags of cash scattered across the freeway.
When the doors of an armored truck stuffed with cash flew open, the money was spilled onto the highway.
Drivers jumped out of their cars to grab bundles of bills after thousands of dollars flew onto the road near Carlsbad, California, according to video posted to TikTok.
The driver of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s truck attempted to retrieve the cash at first before realizing his efforts were futile.
Footage shows bills strewn across the road, with other drivers frantically picking them up and proudly displaying their loot.
A man and a woman were arrested on Interstate 5 after taking some of the money, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Drivers can be seen running around, picking up bills and showing off their loot in footage shot on the side of the road.
“This is the most insane thing I’ve ever seen,” one woman in the video said.
“San Diego has literally shut down,” says the narrator.
When traffic came to a halt, another witness, Travis Fisher, told Fox 5 that he thought there had been an accident.
“A bunch of cars in front of me stopped, came to a complete stop,” he explained.
“I notice all these things floating around and realize they’re all money.”
“It was a little crazy.”
“There was a sea of bills everywhere,” said the narrator.
He thinks there was a lot of money on the road.
Officers from the California Highway Patrol arrived on the scene at 10 a.m. and began directing traffic off the highway.
They were seen putting bills into plastic bags in bundles.
It’s unclear how the truck’s doors opened or how much cash was taken.
Cops are now requiring anyone who took money from the road to immediately return it.
“If you found money on the freeway, it is not your money,” CHP Sergeant Martin said.
“The FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), this armored truck, and the bank are all owned by the FDIC.”
“It’s time to hand it back.”
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