When cash falls from a highway armored truck, the driver scrambles

Carlsbad, CA (AP) — Drivers scrambled to get cash after a bag of money fell from an armored car on a highway in Southern California on Friday morning, officials said.

The incident occurred shortly before 9:15 am on Carlsbad’s Interstate 5 while the truck was heading from San Diego to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s office, officials said.

“One of the doors opened and a bag of cash fell,” said Sergeant California Highway Patrol. Curtis Martin said.

According to Martin, some bags broke, money spread across the lane (mainly $ 1 and $ 20 banknotes), and the highway was in a chaotic stop.

video People posted online showed laughing and jumping with a wad of cash.

Two people were arrested on the scene, and Martin warned that others who were found to have received the money could be held criminally liable. He said there were numerous videos taken by bystanders on the scene, which the CHP and FBI are investigating.

Anyone who received the money was urged to take it to Vista’s CHP office.

Authorities didn’t immediately say how much money was lost. However, by Friday afternoon, by the San Diego Union-Tribune, at least 12 people had returned the money they had collected to CHP. report.

“People bring in a lot,” Martin said. “People got a lot of money.”

The highway was reopened just before 11:00 am