Drivers in Charles County, Maryland, have been handled to an odd sight Friday morning: What regarded like massive quantities of cash flying across the center of a busy roadway in Waldorf.

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Fake cash flew round a Maryland freeway

Drivers in Charles County, Maryland, have been handled to an odd sight Friday morning: What regarded like a big amount of cash flying across the center of a busy roadway in Waldorf — and it ended up sparking a number of calls to authorities.

The reporters within the WTOP Traffic Center are used to calls from drivers reporting every kind of street circumstances. But even they have been a bit mystified.

“Here is one thing you don’t hear very a lot,” WTOP Traffic Reporter Reada Kessler prefaced her report shortly after 8:45 a.m. describing the state of affairs on Mattawoman Beantown Road within the space of Route 5. “There is cash blowing round.”

But no, it wasn’t the most recent Mega Millions jackpot.

“It is pretend cash,” Kessler reported. “Do not get out of your automotive.”

The sight had apparently induced a little bit of a scene, with loads of rubbernecking — and even some drivers pulling over to the aspect of the street and pulling U-turns to get a better have a look at what they thought might be an additional payday.

“It’s mainly mayhem there, as a result of folks suppose it’s precise, actual cash blowing round,” Kessler mentioned throughout her subsequent visitors report.

“I’ve so many questions,” WTOP anchor John Aaron mentioned. “Who drives round with a bunch of pretend cash after which loses it?”

Added Kessler, “I’m anticipating it present up on some prank present the place they’re throwing pretend cash to see how folks react.”

The thriller seemed to be solved after one other driver referred to as the WTOP Traffic Center and reported seeing the cash fly out of the again of a house junk-removal truck.

A have a look at the pretend $5 invoice shared by a driver with the WTOP Traffic Center.

A driver who pulled over to snag one of many payments shared an image with WTOP. It reveals a pretend $5 invoice with the phrases “NOT LEGAL TENDER FOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY” printed on the entrance. It is produced by an organization referred to as Lakeshore Learning Materials.

Diane Richardson, spokeswoman for the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, mentioned authorities acquired a number of calls Friday morning in regards to the money floating across the roadway. An officer was despatched to the scene and was in a position to retrieve among the pretend money, and the Maryland State Highway Administration was additionally notified.

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