Man hurls money out of car, littering highway with $100 bills

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Throwing money out the window has a new meaning.

Authorities in Oregon say a driver was hurling cash out of his vehicle on Tuesday, leaving the roadside reportedly littered with $100 bills and prompting drivers in both directions to stop and collect the notes.

The Oregon State Police and other local agencies received calls around 7:23 p.m. local time about money “floating” on Interstate 5 near the south end of Eugene, an OSP spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

Responding troopers identified the driver as 38-year-old Colin Davis McCarthy of Eugene.

McCarthy explained his largesse by telling troopers that he wanted to “gift” the money — roughly $200,000, he estimated. Authorities said there was no way to confirm how much dough McCarthy tossed.


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