‘Pandemonium!’: Witness describes moments when $100K cash flew off a truck in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Bags of cash fell out of an armored truck due to a malfunction, and people nearby swarmed to pick up what they could.

The cash management service company told police people nearby stole a combined $100,000 of flying money.

Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the incident Thursday morning after bins fell off a GardaWorld armored truck. It happened just before 10 a.m. on Sunset Road near I-77.

One witness spoke with Channel 9′s Erika Jackson about what he saw while people-watching from the window of the barbershop he works at.

“It was pandemonium. People everywhere, money in the air, they were running around. It was crazy,” Rod Cook of Trimmers West Barber Shop said.

CMPD closed the parts of the roadway as they investigated the accident.

A manager at a nearby Circle K told Jackson they gave surveillance video to police.

Cook is convinced the video will help track down the money-grabbers.

“I’m sure whoever got the money, they should just turn it in,” Cook said.

GardaWorld told Channel 9′s Erika Jackson that they would not comment on the malfunction, and they’re working with CMPD to track down the missing cash.

This is a developing story; check wsoctv.com for updates.

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