New Jersey: An armoured truck rained money onto a New Jersey highway, causing two crashes as drivers attempted to collect the cash scattered across several lanes.
According to ABC-TV, the incident took place on Thursday morning around 8:30 am at New Jersey where a truck carrying cash spilled a bunch of notes across the highway.
Approx 8:30am ERPD received calls of an armored truck spilling cash along Rt 3 West, motorists exited vehicles attempting to remove cash causing multiple MV Crashes. Detectives are investigating. We ask any person with info or video of this incident, call ERPD 201-438-0165
— East Rutherford Police (@ERutherfordPD) December 13, 2018
Video posted on social media show a Blink’s truck parked on the side and an armoured truck driver desperately tried to collect the cash on the road.
— Betsy Richards (@BetsyTRic) December 13, 2018
The total amount of cash lost is estimated to be a little under $300,000 (approximately Rs 2.15 crore).
The official urged the public to return the cash if they may have picked up and not to suffer any legal consequences.
— Sabrina Quagliozzi (@squagliozzi) December 13, 2018
East Rutherford police Detective Lieutenant Mike Gianscaspro said. “So we’re not looking to charge anybody, we’re just looking to get the money back to Brinks.”
That being said, police officials also confirmed that several people have come forward to return cash that they found.