BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) – You know the old saying: money doesn’t fall from the sky? Well, it did on Black Friday at Mall of America.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Mild Temps In Twin Cities Sunday, Light Snow Possible Up North Overnight
Serge Vorobyov — who goes by the YouTube handle “Serge the Car Hauler” — threw $1,000 in dollar bills from the fourth floor of the Mall of America rotunda as a choir performed “Let it Snow” on the ground floor below.
Serge said the reason he surprised everyone and tossed out the cascade of cash is because he’s had a rough year and just wanted to help other people on Black Friday.
“People think it’s an evil number, I thought it was supposed to be a lucky number,” he said on a YouTube vlog explaining the event. “I went through a horrible divorce, and she even took the cat and won’t tell me where it is. I thought I would just spread some holiday cheer … pay it forward.”READ MORE: North Minneapolis' Shiloh Temple Part Of Growing Trend Of Community Solar Providers
Unfortunately, Bloomington police did not share his vision of yuletide cheer. They arrested him and charged him with disorderly conduct.
A Mall of America spokesperson said his antics could have caused a major disturbance and someone could have been hurt.
“I think all the people down there enjoyed it,” Serge said.
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