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Cash Spilled On Texas Highway Causes Scramble For Money

04/10/2015 06:34 pm ET | Updated Jun 10, 2015

Cash all over the highway. I thought this was a wreck on the exit to Home Depot in Weatherford but look at everyone's hands they are picking up wads of cash

Posted by Joel Aldridge on Friday, April 10, 2015

By Lisa Maria Garza

DALLAS, April 10 (Reuters) - A Brinks Armored Truck spilled a bag full of cash on a Texas highway on Friday, slowing traffic as motorists stopped on the road to scoop up money, police said.

"At this time, it appears as if most of the money that was lost by the truck has been picked up by citizens traveling along the roadway," police in Weatherford, west of Fort Worth, said.

There is no indication of how much cash spilled from the truck that was traveling on Interstate 20 to Abilene.

Weatherford Police said it was "substantial" and Brinks was not immediately available for comment. Police told motorists to stay in their cars, warning that looking for cash on a highway can be dangerous.

But video on social media purported to be from the scene showed vehicles stopped along the roadway and people trying to track down paper money as it fluttered in the Texas wind.

Brinks told police that the cash was in a plastic bag that fell out of the truck from a side passenger door and broke open, spilling money along the roadway.

"We strongly encourage those individuals to come forward and turn the money back into the Weatherford Police Department," the department said.

Police spokesman Chris Crawford said it appears there is no more cash on the highway and so far "most of the money has not been turned into us or to Brinks." (Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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