The Twin Cities man who tossed1,000 $1 bills to strangers at the Mall of America on Black Friday says it was worth it. Apple Valley-resident Serge Vorobyov, 29, threw money from the third floor rotunda railing on Friday afternoon. The money fell down to a crowd that had gathered to listen to holiday music. When the performers starting singing “Let It Snow,” Vorobyov started tossing the cash. He told police he was going through a divorce and having financial problems. He only had $1,000 to his name.
Joe Geary has been camping out for Black Friday for 15 years.
Power was restored at the Mall of America Sunday afternoon after an electrical accident injured an employee, according to MOA spokesperson Dan Jasper.
Building the nation’s biggest mall began with patriotic shovels full of dirt back in June 1989. Music played as dignitaries and city leaders dug into the ground of the former Metropolitan Stadium parking lot.
Things at the Mall of America are back to normal after someone left a bag unattended on Friday.
Security is tighter at the Mall of America in Bloomington on Tuesday after a chaotic scene broke out Monday night.
Friday and Saturday will be two of the busiest shopping days of 2011, and the Mall of America is expecting a strong finish to the holiday shopping season and the year.
Some new high-end retailers will soon call the Mall of America home.