Man Showers Mall With Last $1K, Gets Ticketed
He says he wanted to spread holiday cheer
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2013 12:59 AM CST
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(Newser) – "I don’t see how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct," complains a Minnesota man ticketed for disorderly conduct after chucking a thousand dollar bills over a crowd at the Mall of America on Black Friday. Serge Vorobyov, 29, threw the cash from a third-floor railing as the band played "Let It Snow," reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He was cited and released at the scene. "I thought I would just spread some holiday cheer … pay it forward," he says.

In an explanatory video posted on YouTube, Vorobyov says he wanted to spend his last $1,000 to make people happy after going through a divorce so bitter that his ex-wife "even took the cat and won’t tell me where it is," CBS reports. Mall security says the stunt could have caused a serious disturbance, although the crowd stayed remarkably calm as it snowed money.

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Dec 2, 2013 10:28 AM CST
good for him! god bless!!!!!!!!
Dec 2, 2013 9:59 AM CST
Of course he got ticketed. The government wants its share.
Dec 2, 2013 8:49 AM CST
Excellent, swift action should always be taken when someone even thinks about doing anything nice, what would our society be like if just anyone thought they could go off and do something kind for just anyone? Thankfully, we have the police to keep this in check! /s