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Man throws wads of cash off supermarket roof

By T.K. Randall
November 21, 2016 · Comment icon 14 comments

The bank notes turned out to be little more than fakes. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Images Money
An anonymous do-gooder sent shoppers in to a frenzy when he showered them with bank notes on Saturday.
Carrying hundreds of pounds in cash, the man scaled the Park Mall shopping center in Ashford and threw stacks of £10 notes from the rooftop while yelling "Merry Christmas everybody!"

Members of the public quickly hurried over and started trying to pick up the notes, however it soon became clear that not everything was quite what it seemed.

It turned out that the whole thing was actually a prank orchestrated by a man known as "Mr Nice" whose friend, Paul Ryan, had captured the whole thing on camera believing it to be the real deal.
In actual fact the money was fake, much to the disappointment of those who grabbed some of it.

"I didn't know they were fake!" said Ryan. "He showed me the cash before he did it but he must have switched it. I know he has the cash to do it so I believed him but now I feel so stupid."

"Turns out he tricked me like everyone else - he just wanted a viral video."

Source: Kent Online | Comments (14)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by danielost 7 years ago
if its fake or real he should be arrested for trespassing and trying to start a riot.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Chaldon 7 years ago
Completely agree. Game of vanity and greed, the lowest kind.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Adampadum123 7 years ago
Would be funny if he threw the real money by accident an the fake money was on him lol
Comment icon #8 Posted by clare256 7 years ago
That's just plain mean.†
Comment icon #9 Posted by Calibeliever 7 years ago
Comment icon #10 Posted by Habitat 7 years ago
In 1960's Australia, a big-betting racehorse owner threw fist-fulls†of ten-pound notes from the grandstand, into the packed crowd, after his horse won a feature race. Each of those would be worth around $500 in today's money. It was a move that endeared him to the public for the rest of his days. I†doubt it made much of a dent in his wealth, he made a stack from his illegal gambling premises in Sydney, prior to legalised casinos.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Codenwarra 7 years ago
Sounds like Abe Saffron. There was supposed to have been a student prank in the Indooroopilly Shoppingtown with about $100 in†$1 notes thrown from the mezzanine, some time about 1970. I was not in Brisbane at the time but I was told about it a few years later. ††
Comment icon #12 Posted by Habitat 7 years ago
Perc Galea. I don't know how much he threw away, but it would be a tiny fraction of his winnings on the race. Certainly a good PR move !†
Comment icon #13 Posted by gatekeeper32 7 years ago
Real or fake. Flash a few bills and humanity;s true nature is revealed.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Black Monk 7 years ago
That's hilarious.

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