Man High on Meth Stops Traffic by Throwing Money From Building in China

Man High on Meth Stops Traffic by Throwing Money From Building in China
Ryan General
October 30, 2020
A man in China was arrested for disturbing traffic after he dropped paper money from his apartment window into the busy streets below.
 
Making it rain: The 29-year-old man was allegedly high on methamphetamine when he started dropping banknotes from the 30th floor of a building in Chongqing, China on Oct. 17, The Guardian reported.
  • The unnamed suspect, who reportedly took drugs, was “in a trance” during the stunt, according to authorities. 
  • Footage of money raining down from the building emerged on local media, generating over half a million views across platforms. 
  • In the video, drivers can be seen leaving their vehicles in the middle of the road to join pedestrians in trying to catch some free cash.
  • The incident caused traffic to stop completely.
Not everyone was amused: Local authorities responded to a complaint over the disturbance and arrested the man over drug charges. 
  • In a statement, the police revealed the man is receiving treatment as the case remains under investigation.
  • It was not revealed in the reports how much money was thrown by the man. 
  • Similar cases of people disturbing traffic after throwing away money have been reported in China in the past.
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