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Motorists race for cash strewn across the road

IT'S like something out of a movie - unsuspecting motorists driving home from work only to come across hundreds and hundreds of $50 notes, flying all over the road.

But, according to one Coffs Coast resident, that's exactly what happened along the Pacific Highway at Moonee on the Wednesday before last.

The local, who wished not to be identified, said she was driving home from work at about 5.25pm when she spotted three or four people out of their cars on the side of the highway.

“I thought there must be a kangaroo down,” she said.

“But as I got closer, I realised there was money all over the road, and people were out of their cars picking it up.”

“It looked like they were brand-spanking-new $50 notes, they were scattered all over the road for about 20m.

“It took me a while to register what was actually happening, and when I did I realised there were five or six people out of their cars dodging traffic to get the money.

“It's absolutely the strangest thing I've ever seen - it looked like something out of a movie.”

She said there were literally hundreds of notes.

“I wouldn't have noticed if it was just 10 or 20 notes, there was hundreds of them.”

Although she kept driving, she said she went back the next day just to confirm what she had seen.

“I went back, and found one crumpled, melted $50 note and I thought, 'Ok, I'm not mad'.

“I'm surprised no-one has said anything before now.”

The Advocate has received calls about the event, and some have even offered their reasons - including a story it came out of a fallen backback from a motorcyclist. Did you see anything?

Let us know at the Coffs Coast Advocate on 6650 2955 or email editorial@coffscoastadvocate.com.au.



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