@HiddenCash Scavenger Hunt Spreading Around The Country
NEW YORK, NY- The @HiddenCash craze is now hitting New York City!
The man behind the now-famous Twitter account says he's making those secret drops in Manhattan and Brooklyn Saturday.
He calls the giveaways a social experiment for good.
Who can resist a game of finding cold hard cash?
From the looks of things around Central Park today, not many.
This virtual scavenger hunt called that started in California, has turned into a bit of a movement on Twitter.
With money hungry followers anxiously checking their phones to find clues posted about where to search for envelopes of cash.
The once anonymous man behind it all, Jason Buzi, was recently ousted as the mystery donor.
The San Francisco real estate investor and entrepreneur said the whole thing started as an idea of just giving away money for fun.
He helped give away some clues.
"What we're doing is putting a fifty dollar bill with a silver dollar so whether you're into precious metals or believe in paper currency you'll be happy. And we put them together in one envelope and we're doing forty of these envelopes," said Buzi.
Saturday's hidden cash search brought people to Central Park looking in bushes, under rocks, and digging in dirt, in a far more civilized search than Buzi's attempt at giving away cash six years ago that ended in a riot in New York's Union Square.
Kurt Dee was one lucky winner Saturday who says he's going to use the money on taking his dad out to dinner for father's day.
"It was creased between two rocks. I was like 'oh my god'. It was closed so I knew something was in there. The first thing I did was yell 'yeah I got it!' As soon as I did that you hear everyone running towards the rock," said Dee.
Other locations of the hidden cash treasure hunt include Chicago, Houston, and Mexico City.