Published: Fri, December 14, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Cash on highway leads to crashes, chaos

Cash on highway leads to crashes, chaos

It started about about 8:30, when, police said, they received a report of an armored auto spilling cash on the road.

In a statement posted on the East Rutherford Police Department's Twitter page on Thursday afternoon, the police shared that "several individuals" had already contacted them in order to return the money.

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He went on to explain that the money legally belonged to Brinks, and that at the time of the incident, the truck was "parked on the shoulder and two armed guards, Brinks employees, were trying to gather the money".

Cash in denominations as high as $100 bills were seen scattered all along the road.

Police said the chaos led to two crashes, though it's unclear whether anyone was injured.

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In May, a truck spilled hundreds of thousands of dollars on an Indianapolis interstate when its back doors swung open. Everybody's just out of their vehicle picking up money, ' another says.

One video showed the bashed-in front end of a sedan as traffic crawled through the blizzard of bills.

Man picking up cash on the road. "Everyone seems fine by what a show!"

The East Rutherford Police Department says detectives are investigating the incident.

"We don't know how much was lost", East Rutherford Police Lt. William Lorenc said, according to NJ.com "They're doing an audit now".

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