People fight as man throws thousands of pounds into street

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.
wow, I wish I were there.
I am surprised that this guy happened to be catching that cash on camera instead of into his pockets
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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