LA Bank Robbers Hurl Cash From Car
Scramble for cash slows down cops in pursuit
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2012 2:33 AM CDT
"Kids were smiling like it was Christmas," said one witness.   (AP Photo/KNBC-TV)

(Newser) – There was mayhem on the streets of South LA yesterday as suspected bank robbers repeatedly threw cash from a speeding SUV during an 80-minute police chase. "It's our neighborhood stimulus package," quipped one woman as hundreds of people scrambled for the cash in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods, blocking police cars pursuing the suspects, reports the Los Angeles Times. "Kids were smiling like it was Christmas," says another witness. The chase came to an end and two men suspected of robbing a Bank of America branch were busted after the SUV became trapped behind a truck. Police have told people who grabbed the cash to return it, warning that they will try to identify people from video footage.

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Motherchucker
Sep 13, 2012 10:43 AM CDT
After the bankers have ripped off the taxpayers for billions, this is really the people's money anyways, so why should they return it.
ReallyThough
Sep 13, 2012 10:40 AM CDT
Wow, real-life Robin Hood action. Still crime...but LOL @ the "Stimulus" quote.
LoginsSuck
Sep 13, 2012 9:57 AM CDT
"Police have told people who grabbed the cash to return it, warning that they will try to identify people from video footage." Snort, Good luck getting that back. If they are smart they have already spent the money by now. Sure identify from video footage. From the same grainy crappy footage that shows most robbers and criminals as to be pixilated amorphous people? People in poor crime riddled neighborhoods don't talk about when someone gets shot and they sure as hell aren't going to tell you about finding next months rent.