Highlights of the story
- There is a competition going on to loot the notes scattered on the road
- Currency bags fell down from the armored vehicle
A bag of money fell from an armored truck Friday on the Southern California Freeway in the United States. This was followed by a bet to loot money. There was also melee in the looting of money. According to officials, the incident happened around 9:15 a.m. Friday when the armored truck was traveling from San Diego to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation office.
Several bags were broken into in the truck, causing the coin to scatter on a major road in Carlsbad, Southern California. Currently its video is going viral. The viral video showed people taking money, some holding a pile of money and throwing notes. These are mainly one dollar and 20 dollar notes. However, officials have urged people to hand over the money.
Bodybuilder Demi Packby posted the footage on her Instagram page, saying, “This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. Everyone stood in line to get money off the freeway.”
However, officials did not specify how much money was lost. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, many returned the money to the CHP on Friday afternoon. Sergeant Curtis Martin said of the incident, “The door of the armored truck was opened and the money bags fell out.”
Bribe takers face criminal charges
Two people were arrested at the scene. Sergeant Martin warned that anyone else who took the money could face criminal charges. Sergeant Martin, referring to videos made by bystanders, said the CHP and the FBI were investigating. The California highway reopened two hours after the incident.
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