Money doesn't buy his way out
By Michelle Mondo: Express-News
Motorists making a mad scramble for cash littering a busy freeway brought traffic to a standstill Wednesday after a suspect in drug dealing tossed a load of money — possibly a hundred grand — from a car window and onto Loop 410 East.
The windfall for afternoon commuters occurred while cops chased the driver as he threw a box of bills onto the highway near the U.S. 281 exit.
“There was a cloud of cash. ... People were stuffing it into their pockets,” he said.
Trevino said the money, which apparently belonged to the suspect, was in multiple denominations. The exact amount of the currency wasn't confirmed, he said.
As officials worked to collect the cash and keep traffic flowing, the DEA agents caught the suspect, whose name was not released, after the car he was in collided with two other vehicles at Broadway and Wetmore Road.