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Armored truck spills cash on highway, resulting in multiple crashes as drivers scoop up bills


A New Jersey highway turned into a cash-grab free-for-all and then a multi-vehicle crash site after an armored truck spilled money all over the roadway.

The incident was reported around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 13, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

A Brinks armored truck was traveling west on Route 3 when the rear door malfunctioned, causing thousands of dollars in loose cash to spill out of the truck onto the roadway, according to NorthJersey.com.

Several drivers stopped their vehicles and ran out onto the road to grab the loose cash. Witnesses also reported that the Brinks truck driver was scrambling to collect the lost money.

Crashes were reported on both eastbound and westbound Route 3 as some drivers hopped the center divider to grab money.

No injuries were reported.

East Rutherford to police are asking anyone who picked up cash off of the road to please return it to Brinks at their earliest convenience — or face possible charges of theft. Police say that they’ll be scouring social media, dash cam footage, and New Jersey Department of Transportation video to try to identify those individuals who took the cash.

You can take a look at the scene in the video below.


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