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Fleeing Bank Robber Tosses Cash All Over Florida Highway

Police officers were forced to clean up the cash, note by note.

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    Fleeing Bank Robber Tosses Cash

    A Florida bank robber tosses cash from his car onto a busy highway as he flees police. WFLA's Jenn Holloway reports. (Published Friday, May 4, 2018)

    A Florida bank robber's desperate attempt to escape police Tuesday included tossing his ill-gotten cash onto a busy highway.

    Witnesses told investigators that the man was carrying a black handgun when he jumped over the counter at a Clearwater bank, ordered people to the ground and demanded money.

    Once he got his loot, he fled in his getaway car.

    With a quick reaction from Pinellas deputies, he didn't get very far. He crashed while trying to avoid stop-sticks.

    A deputy who was pursuing was unable to stop before crashing into him.

    The man abandoned the car and fled on foot into a nearby apartment complex.

    Read more here.