The peculiar stunt not only caused a literal cash grab among motorists, but also drained his family's entire bank account.
The unfortunate victim not only lost his life savings but also managed to get himself arrested by the police.
The hunt is now on for a bank account thought to contain over $1 billion stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s.
This fearsome carnivore would have given even today's lions and tigers a run for their money.
Move over Harry Potter - one UK-based startup is about to give the iconic wizard's invisibility cloak a run for its money.
The billionaire entrepreneur is channeling his money into an attempt to develop immortality technology.
An artist from Denmark did a runner with a museum's cash and then defined the incident itself as 'art'.
A man with a white beard recently robbed a bank, threw the money in the air, then shouted 'Merry Christmas'.
Some people are willing to spend extraordinary amounts of money for objects that they believe to be haunted.
Motorists in Grand Haven, Michigan couldn't believe their luck this week as they scrambled to pick up the cash.
A rat that managed to gain access to an ATM machine ended up gorging itself on a small fortune in notes.
The huge sum of money had been left by an anonymous benefactor in the confessional of a church in Rome.
Stunned motorists discovered banknotes strewn across Interstate 70 in Indianapolis on Wednesday morning.
The Australian government has pledged a large sum of money in an effort to save the dying natural wonder.
One charitable individual decided to gift large wads of cash to dozens of houses in the West Midlands.
An unknown individual has been flushing thousands of euros down the toilet and nobody knows why.
An anonymous do-gooder sent shoppers in to a frenzy when he showered them with bank notes on Saturday.
A mystery philanthropist known only as 'Benny' has been hiding $100 bills around town for people to find.
A British businessman has come up with a novel new way to make money by selling bottles of fresh air.
Jamie Ramsay has spent 17 months running from North to South America to raise money for charity.