Money rains down after bags fall off armored truck


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP/WPRI) — It was raining money in Providence after three bags of cash fell off an armored truck and a car drove over them, bursting two of the bags open.

The Providence Journal reports that it happened Wednesday, when the Brink’s armored truck was pulling into the main entrance of Rhode Island Hospital.

A Brink’s representative told police that the back door popped open and the bags spilled out. After another car ran them over, the wind picked up the bills and the money started flying.

The Brink’s crew tried to catch the flying bills but weren’t able to get them all.

Eyewitness News checked with Providence Police Commander Thomas F. Oates III, who said representatives from Brinks’ main office in Boston went to police headquarters more than eight hours later to report what happened earlier in the day. Oates said officers “didn’t respond to the scene when it is alleged to have happened.”

According to the police report, when the crew got back to their facility they realized they were missing more than $20,000.

Brink’s told police that its own security team is investigating how the truck’s door popped open. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s