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'Hidden Cash' Trend Prompts Police Presence In California Park

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The ‘hidden cash’ trend in Southern California is sending local residents on a scavenger hunt to find cash. On Thursday evening, huge crowds flocked to a park in Whittier forcing police to show up.

The ‘hidden cash’ trend in several is sending local residents on a scavenger hunt to find cash. Last Thursday, crowds flocked to a park in Whittier.

Hundreds, possibly thousands, of people went to Penn Park to search for money. Police were called to the scene at around 10 p.m. to send them home, as they were still scouring the grounds for cash after the park’s curfew.

The crowds were reportedly ‘rowdy’ but thankfully no one was hurt. Cops stayed overnight to make sure nobody returned.

The ‘hidden cash’ craze started back in May when Bay Area real estate investor Jason Buzi launched the so-called scavenger hunt. This past Wednesday, he tweeted the first clue for the Los Angeles area search.

Since that tweet, locals have been going crazy searching for bills. Lt. Kent Miller with the Whittier Police Department commented “I think the intentions of those who are doing it are good-natured… It's always nice to have free money, but at the same time, resources are being used and drained to keep people under control.”

The recent police appearance may mean there won’t be anymore night drops for the treasure hunt.

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