Chaos ensued on a New Jersey highway after an armored Brinks truck spilled cash onto the road’s westbound lanes, causing multiple crashes as commuters rushed to pocket what they could.
Videos on social media channels showed how motorists had abandoned their vehicles to pick up as many bills as possible.
Many cars crashed into each other around 8:30 am on Route 3 near the Metlife Stadium just outside New York City and scrambling to pick up as much cash as possible.
An woman posted the video of the incident online by the name of Sabrina Quagliozzi stating “This is super dangerous, everybody’s just out of their cars picking up money,”
The driver of the money truck had also stopped the truck and seen running around the highway trying to pick up the money. Police said multiple crashes were reported due to the chaos caused by the incident.
NorthJersey.com reported that a malfunction with the rear door of the truck had caused the door to open.
So far the police hasn’t been able to account for how much was lost — and unfortunately for anyone who managed to grab wads of cash, the police department is advising people to promptly give it back.
Police captain Phil Taormina warned that people “can be arrested” for this, but the most difficult part is to understand who all took it and how much each had taken.