A group of suspected bank robbers threw cash out of the windows of their getaway car as they led police on a wild chase through the streets of Los Angeles.
Crowds of people reportedly flocked onto the streets in search of the cash as the chase was televised live from news choppers in the US.
Some residents believe the suspects robbed the bank as a noble gesture, so they could share the spoils with the neighbourhood, according to police.
But Sergeant Mike Parker from the LA Sheriff's Department said flinging cash out of the window was probably a tactic to attract people to the street in a bid to distract police and form a sort of human blockade.
"They were robbing a bank to steal and keep that money… I can't imagine they did this for the good of the community," Sgt Parker said.
The car made two stops during the pursuit. Two passengers ran from the car at the first stop and a third passenger fled at the second stop.
Police eventually trapped the car and arrested the two men still inside. Another man was arrested and detectives are still searching for two of the men who jumped out of the car.
Those residents who pocketed the cash have been urged to return it, with police claiming the money could be marked by the bank so it could be traced or identified.