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Arrests Made After Drivers Pull Over To Pick Up Money Strewn On The Carlsbad Freeway |  KTAB

SAN DIEGO – Two people have been arrested and more could face the consequences after drivers pulled up on a San Diego freeway on Friday in an attempt to pick up money blowing on the tracks, the California Highway said Patrol.

The doors of an armored truck opened on Interstate 5 around 9 a.m. Friday, stealing cash. Traffic was halted as many people got out of their cars. The driver of the armored truck began to collect the bills, but eventually began to register who was taking the money, according to the CHP.

Two adults, a man and a woman, were arrested on suspicion of taking money, the CHP official said, adding that the couple’s car was blocking traffic after being locked out of their house. vehicle. The CHP said officers were aware of social media videos that could serve as evidence in their search for those who collected the money.

“If you found the money on the freeway, it’s not your money,” said CHP Sgt. Curtis Martin. “It’s owned by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and that armored truck and the bank. It must be returned.

Martin asked the public to return any additional money found, but said he could not guarantee the punishment would be avoided.

Travis Fisher, a driver who got caught up in chaos and shared a video of people picking up bills with FOX 5, said he thought it was an accident initially.

“There was a bunch of cars in front of me that all stopped, came to a complete stop,” he said.

Fisher was surrounded by large platforms and could not see ahead, but noticed some truckers getting out of their vehicles and “running between the lanes of traffic.”

“I see all of these things floating around and I realize it’s money,” Fisher continued. “It was pretty crazy. Right everywhere there was a sea of ​​bills, everywhere.

Fisher estimated that there were thousands of dollars on the road.

At around 10 a.m., California Highway Patrol officers were seen trying to get drivers off the freeway and pick up bills, which they placed in plastic bags. An armored vehicle from Sectran Security Inc. was pulled over to the side of the highway, and authorities were scrambling to find out what had caused the doors to open before the money poured out of the truck.

The CHP said it was working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the next steps in the investigation.


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