In what looks like a scene from a movie, robbers who were being chased by police officers made one of the most generous, bizarre and illegal moves caught on tape. As seen in the video above, robbery suspects who were being chased by the cops after allegedly robbing a bank, threw the cash from their car unto the streets.
According to NBC Los Angeles, one bystander said:
“I’m just so glad this person came to throw this money in the ‘hood, basically. You usually see robbers and they take their stuff and they leave. But this guy came over and tried to help us out. You know, it’s a big depression nowadays,” said the woman, who identified herself as a 23-year-old resident of the area.
Los Angeles police commented that the chase (seen in the video above) was very unusual.
“This isn’t something we see every day,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Capt. Mike Parker said, according to NBC Los Angeles. “This definitely had some unique aspects to it.”
The cash was thrown out of the robbery suspects’ black Volvo SUV – more than a dozen times during the pursuit, reportedly – and the alleged armed bank robbery occurred in Santa Clarita.
Capt. Parker doesn’t quite see this money-throwing act by the suspects as “heroic” in any way.
“If they thought that by throwing money out the window, that that would distract us or have people get in the way and block us — they’re going to run out of money,” Parker said, according to NBC Los Angeles. “We’re not going to run out of sheriff’s deputies. We’re not going to run of helicopters. We’re going to stick with them.”
“I can’t imagine they did this for the good of the community,” Parker later added to the local NBC station.
What ever in goodness name was running through the alleged robbers’ minds may be unclear for now, but reports say that neighbors around the South Los Angeles community were waving to the suspected bank robbers, in order for them to keep throwing more money.
There were either four or five suspects involved–and they were armed with at least a handgun, according to reports.
Two suspects have been taken into custody. The others are being scouted in the Sylmar area, according to police statements to NBC.