People fight as man throws thousands of pounds into street


Blackleaf
#1
Mystery man throws his money away... literally!
20th June 2006




Dash for cash: the notes rain down


A town-centre scrum erupted when a mystery man hurled what is thought to be thousands of pounds in the air.

Passers-by dashed across the street to fill their pockets after he shouted: 'Who wants free money?'

People were seen scurrying to pick up the bank notes - some on their hands and knees - at the pedestrian crossing in Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth, mid Wales.

Stunned shopkeeper John Morris, 55, caught the chaos on the CCTV camera outside his fishing-tackle shop about 11am.

He said: "I was standing in the door and suddenly I saw all these notes.

"I thought it was a joke - I couldn't believe it. "The money landed on the floor and people were looking at it.

"Then they were bundling it in their pockets. I have never seen anything like it before."

The man, who was wearing a red Welsh rugby jersey, disappeared as people dived in to grab the cash.

"No-one seems to know where he came from," Mr Morris added.

Some quick-fingered people he spoke to made off with hundreds of pounds.

He said: "I've met a few of them today - that's how I knew about it being genuine, because one said he banked the money.

"Lots of people kept it and ran off. I was just standing in the door and watched what was happening."

BBC Online said: "Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed a man from Aberystwyth had thrown a sum of money in the air on Alexandra Road before driving away."

A police spokeswoman said officers were investigating a motoring offence in connection with the incident.

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dekhqonbacha
#2
wow, I wish I were there.
 
davidtz
#3
I am surprised that this guy happened to be catching that cash on camera instead of into his pockets
 
warby
#4
People Fight? Where the hell did you get that from? No one fought? It was just a few bums who picked the money up, most people here don't need to scavange about for a few ££.
These newspapers don't half exaggarate .

Turns out the guy who threw all the money about the place was depressed due to his friend dying and leaving him the money . All the money he threw has been returned to him after the police explained his circumstances.
Pretty honest people (FOOLS!).
 
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