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03-20-2009, 12:59 PM
Money shower brings rush hour to a halt (http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/mar/20/1m20money233432-money-shower-brings-rush-hour-halt/?zIndex=69925)

During police pursuit, drug suspects toss cash out car window
By Pauline Repard (Contact) Union-Tribune Staff Writer

2:00 a.m. March 20, 2009

SAN DIEGO Motorists stopped on freeways yesterday and scrambled to collect cash that drug suspects tossed like confetti from their pickup while leading police on a pursuit during the evening commute.

Police arrested two men on Interstate 5 in Carmel Valley while other officers collected more than $17,000 along the pursuit route.

Drug Enforcement Administration agents took custody of the money, the pickup and the suspects.

Some civilians who got in on the cash-grab later handed it back to police. A 16-year-old boy turned over $570 at the department's northeastern division station.

DEA spokeswoman Eileen Zeidler said most of the drug money was recovered. She would not say how much cash the suspects were carrying before the pursuit.


03-20-2009, 12:59 PM
it was prolly 20 or 25k to begin with . . . .