"Bags of money were falling out of the back onto the interstate," Indiana State Police corporal Brock McCooe said. "Sort of something out of a movie scene, where you have bills, loose bills flying all over the interstate, vehicles stopping, people getting out of their cars."
People were also jumping over fences from a nearby neighborhood in an effort to scoop up the flurry of loot, according to McCooe. It seems some lucky folks made off with quite a bit. A school bus driver reportedly grabbed a bunch before driving off, and witnesses said a group of people in a white pickup snatched an entire bag. However, they better hope no one finds them, because authorities said anyone who did grab cash from the scene could be charged with theft.
Eventually, police blocked off traffic and attempted to pick up all the spilled cash from the highway, but no one is telling just how much they were able to recover.
In any case, a whole bunch of drivers have some faulty hinges, human error, or a botched heist to thank for making things a bit more exciting on the way to work this week.