MAASTRICHT, Netherlands (AP) — The fantasy of seeing banknotes fluttering down from the sky came true for Dutch motorists after a package containing cash apparently fell from a bank transport truck and broke open.
The incident triggered a dangerous scramble for the euro bills Monday on the busy A2 highway near Maastricht, as people parked cars on the road's shoulder and ran to scoop up loose notes.
Police in the southern Dutch province of Limburg confirmed in their Twitter feed "it briefly rained bank bills."
Reporter Rudy Bouma told national broadcaster NOS he saw people grabbing handfuls of cash before hopping back into their cars and driving away.
It was not clear how much cash was lost, or how it could have fallen from the truck.