An armored truck’s door sprang open on Interstate 285 on the north side of Atlanta on Tuesday evening, spilling cash across the highway.
While the truck was making it rain, drivers pulled over to join in a literal cash grab.
The armored truck firm estimated the unintended present at $175,000, according to the Dunwoody Police Department.
These driving past got out their phones and shot video of cars and trucks pulling over, with people rushing out to try to scoop up bills blowing in the wind.
About 8 p.m., police responded to 911 calls that about 15 vehicles had stopped on the busy interstate to pick up money that had fallen off an armored car.
“The armored vehicle crew said the side door came open while they were driving and money spilled out onto 285,” Dunwoody Police mentioned in a press release. “Officers and the truck crew gathered just a few hundred dollars that was still there when officers arrived, but plenty was taken.”
The videos that people posted as the cash danced in the air are now doubling as proof. Police are checking social media video to find the drivers with sticky fingers.
“Now we have plenty of social media video, some of which seems to have tag numbers, to comply with up on, but we really need people to come in, turn in the cash and go on about their life without worrying about when the police are coming to find them,” mentioned Seargent Robert Parsons, a spokesman for the Dunwoody Police Department.
He noted that one man turned in $2,100, and another handed over $500 that he picked up on the freeway.