New Delhi: A truck dropped a whole load of cash onto the Carlsbad freeway in California, causing a huge traffic jam as people came out of their vehicles to shovel the dollar bills. Although the authorities demanded the drivers return the spilled money or they might face criminal charges.
Around early 9:15 AM on Friday, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) started getting calls about the scattered cash on the Interstate 5 area near Cannon Road.
CHP and FBI cited many people hopped out of their vehicles to scoop out the money spilled on the road.
“Many of the motorists returned the money immediately to the officers; however, there were motorists observed driving from the scene with stolen money,” they quoted in a joint statement. “The CHP would like to thank those motorists who have already returned money to their local CHP office and remind the public to do the right thing and return any money they found on the freeway.”
Authorities stated that the photos and videos that were posted on social media captured vehicles’ license plate numbers and peoples’ faces.
The CHP and FBI stated on Friday that whosoever took the dollar bills are requested to return the money within 48 hours “in order to avoid a potential criminal charge.”