Man Chucked 11K GBP On Street Because Of Job Frustration

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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A man who withdrew more than 11,000 GBP from his bank and scattered it down the road because he was frustrated by his job has appealed to those that found it to give it back after he calmed down.

Police in the city of Shishi, which is in East China’s Fujian Province, were called to tackle chaotic scenes as people scrambled to gather the money at the junction of Baqi Road and Haojiang Road on 9th September.

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Footage taken by witnesses shows drivers, pedestrians and scooter riders having run into the middle of the multi-lane streets in order to pick up numerous red banknotes each worth 100 RMB (11 GBP).

The owner of the cash, who police have named as Mr Huang, 42, is said to have been frustrated at work and withdrew more than 100,000 RMB (11,370 GBP) from a nearby ATM.

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As he walked home, Mr Huang began scattering the money along the pavement and road, causing the frenzy which stopped traffic, and which left motorists hooting at cars and scooters left unattended by their owners in the middle of the road.

The police said Mr Huang was no longer at the crossroads when they arrived to investigate, but they were able to track him down a few hours later.

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Mr Huang told the authorities he experienced frustrations at work and pulled the stunt in a moment of pure anger.

After calming down, Mr Huang said he deeply regretted his actions and hoped that members of the public would please return his money.

Members of the public who picked up Mr Huang’s banknotes are expected to voluntarily return the money or face punishment for unlawful possession of property.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.