According to northjersey.com, the rear door of an armored truck owned by Brink's Home Security malfunctioned and opened Thursday morning, sending money flying across the highway.
A armed truck just got rammed on the high way in New Jersey and cash is going everywhere…..side note. I’m crashing into a brinks truck tommrow around noon. Anyone coming?— Skrizzy (@youngscrap) December 13, 2018
$1, $5 and $100 bills were all seen blowing in the wind on Route 3 in East Rutherford at around 8:30 a.m, a Montclair resident on a nearby bus told northjersey.com.
Never thought I’d I see a BRINKS truck accident. 100 dollar bills flying everywhere 😂 I’m glad no one was hurt 🙈🙏🏾💵💸💰 pic.twitter.com/pkFu741jWa— Jon Halapio (@Jhalapio67) December 13, 2018
Traffic quickly ground to a halt as drivers chased the runaway riches. Police told nj.com that motorists running across the roadway after the drifting dinero had caused multiple accidents.
Drivers can be seen in other footage trying to creep through the crowd of people chasing the capricious cash, with one observer remarking, "It's snowing money!"
In one video uploaded on Instagram from what appears to be a bus, a woman says, "This is like a movie… you don't think this [could] really happen!"
"We don't know how much was lost," East Rutherford Police Lt. William Lorenc told nj.com. "They're doing an audit now."