A man who showered pedestrians with a “heavenly rain” of banknotes has been arrested on drugs charges.
29-year-old man, named Bo was “in a trance,” police said as he threw the a large number of 100 100 renminbi [about £11] from his 30th floor apartment in Chongqing, in south-western China on October 17.
The exact amount that Bo threw away is unclear but is reportedly in the region of 200,000 renminbi – roughly £23,000.
He had reportedly taken methamphetamine prior to the bizarre incident, reports The Shapingba Public Security Bureau.
The bizarre incident was caught on video by locals.
Wild rumours circulated on Chinese social media about the mysterious rain – including one particularly popular story that a local master criminal who was terminally ill had been throwing the cash from a helicopter.
The shower of cash was described in local reports as a “heavenly rain of banknotes from the sky”, and the video posted to a Chinese social media network by bystanders has collected over 500,000 shares and “likes”.
Traffic on the normally-busy roads ground to a halt as people ran into the road to catch as many of the fluttering notes as they could.
An official district police statement on Chinese social network Weibo read: "At about 1:30 p.m. on October 17, 29-year-old Shapingba District resident Bo used methamphetamine in his home and, in a haze, threw money toward the ground from his balcony."
The police added in a statement Bo had been detained for taking drugs and was under investigation and receiving treatment.
Amazingly, this is not the first time something like this has happened in Chongqing. In 2017 a woman waled into traffic, scattering cash totalling some 16,000 yuan [just under £1850] because, according to reports, “she was in a bad mood.”
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