Not quite on the road to riches
MOSCOW (AP) - July 7, 2011 (WPVI) -- Drivers who thought they were on the road to riches caused a huge traffic jam on a 10-lane Moscow highway as they scurried out of their cars to pick up what looked like scattered money.
But the morning chaos on the Moscow Ring Road was all in vain.
A police spokesman says "somebody made a stupid joke" by throwing wads of bookmarks resembling thousand-ruble notes along a stretch of the road circling Moscow. The notes would be worth about $35 each if they were real. Sprinkler trucks were brought in to wash away the fakes.
A similar traffic jam happened last July - but with real money -when two Moscow officials detained with $350,000 in alleged bribe money threw the cash on the road.
moscow, russia, automobiles, money, bizarre bazaar
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