Authorities are asking the driver to grab the cash accidentally spit from the armored truck onto the freeway to return the bill.
A video posted on TikTok shows the moment thousands of dollars flew onto a road near Carlsbad, California. The driver jumped out of the car and got a bunch of invoices.
But now, the FBI and California Highway Patrol are looking for people who have fled with dollar bills because stealing government property is a crime.
A spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Fox 5: “If someone receives cash, please take it to your Vista office immediately.
“I just want to let everyone know that there is a lot of evidence in the video.”
People have been given 48 hours to return their money or they are facing “potential criminal accusations”.
Two people have been arrested so far, officials said.
A truck driver belonging to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation first tried to collect cash before he realized that his attempt was in vain.
The California Highway Patrol says a couple of men and women were arrested after receiving some of the money on Interstate 5.
Attorney Greg Wiseman told Fox 5:
The footage shows the invoices scattered all over the road, with the drivers running around, picking up the invoices and showing off their loot.
A woman with a video said:
“San Diego has been closed. Literally closed.”
People come up with the wrong idea, and the “finder keeper” thinks “ownership is nine tenths of the law,” but that’s not the law.
Another witness, Travis Fisher, told Fox 5 how he first believed there was an accident when traffic stopped.
He explained: “There were a lot of cars in front of me, everything stopped and it stopped completely.
“I see all these things floating and realize that it’s money.
“It was pretty crazy. There was a sea of invoices everywhere.”
He believes there were thousands of dollars on the road.
By 10 am, CHP police officers arrived at the scene and began moving drivers off the freeway.
They were seen bundling the bill in a plastic bag.
It’s unclear how the truck door opened and how much it cost.
Police officers are now demanding that anyone who receives money from the road must return it immediately.
CHP Sergeant Martin said: “If you find money on the freeway, it’s not your money.”
“It belongs to the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) and this armored truck and bank. Must be returned.”
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