California cash rush moves to Hermosa Beach

California cash rush moves to Hermosa Beach

Many people in southern California spent this weekend in search of free money, buried by the mysterious benefactor behind the Twitter feed @HiddenCash.

On Saturday, the anonymous Twitter user announced on the micro-blogging site that he had buried 36 plastic models of red Angry Birds stuffed with money in the sand between the pier and the volleyball nets at Hermosa Beach. Most of the buried plastic Angry Bird orbs containing hundreds of dollars were found by 5 p. m.

A day earlier, on Friday, a similar message by the same Twitter user encouraged many people to rush to the Empire shopping centre in Burbank. Three of the treasure-hunters found envelopes filled with dollar bills. One man found an envelope containing $135 outside a restaurant, while another found $200 from a rubbish bin. The third person, a 14-year-old girl, found $210 from an envelop she found from a flower bed.

The mysterious benefactor also encouraged those who find the cash to share it with others, saying it was an anonymous social experiment for good. He revealed that he made millions of dollars in the last few years and thus wanted to give some of the money back to the community and also have some fun.

In his tweet, he said, "I've made millions of dollars the last few years, more than I ever imagined, and yet many friends of mine, and people who work for me, cannot afford to buy a modest home. This is my way of giving back to the community and also having fun."

He stressed that there really was no agenda, neither political nor economical. He just wanted to bring people together in a positive way.

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