WAYNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – What would you do if you saw a bag of money spill out of an armored vehicle?

That’s just what happened on Route 46 in Wayne Thursday morning.

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As CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported, there was a sea of green on the road this St. Patrick’s Day, near the Tilted Kilt Pub.

A bag of money fell out of an armored car and then was struck by a truck, sending $20 bills flying all over the road.

“The door opened, the money flew out, and I believe the word was ‘poof’ the money was all over the roadway,” Wayne Police Chief James Clarke said.

It certainly wasn’t what Paul Redmon expected to see as he was walking across the parking lot where he works Thursday morning. 

“Take a look up and I see massive amounts of money flying down the highway,” Redmon told WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron. “So I walk out a little further and you can see it’s just $20 bills all over the place.”

Westbound traffic came to a halt, and a number of people jumped out of their cars to grab the cash. Only some turned over the cash, police said.

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“I said, I’m looking for a rainbow here cause this is amazing,” Redmon said.

Redmon and other workers helped the armed guards pick up the money, it took about 30 minutes.

While police say many people stopped to help pick up the cash and return it, there may have been a few who pocketed some bills.

“They could be charged with theft,” Clarke said.

There’s no immediate word of how much cash was missing.

The armored truck belongs to Garda, the company has not returned calls for a comment.

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