East Rutherford police began receiving calls at around 8:30 a.m.
EST (1330 GMT) on Thursday that cash was blowing out of the
bullet-resistant truck and multiple vehicles had crashed after
several motorists abandoned their cars to chase the money.
Videos posted on social media showed a Brinks armored truck with
its hazard lights flashing on Route 3, about 10 miles (16 km)
outside New York City, as people ran after bills blowing between
cars and trucks on the busy roadway.
A person in uniform chasing the money appeared to be the truck's
Brinks did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
"This is super dangerous, everybody is just out there picking up
money," one woman said in a video posted on Twitter. (https://bit.ly/2LeRDh9)
As of Thursday evening, East Rutherford police said some cash
had been handed over but did not specify the amount.
"We have had several individuals contact ERPD & return money,"
police said in a tweet. "We would like to advise people if they
have any money connected to this incident to contact ERPD at
201-438-0165 to make arrangements for its return with no charges
(Reporting by Andrew Hay in New Mexico, editing by G Crosse)
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