A handful of drivers in Michigan found an unexpected surprise on their commute Monday following a botched bank robbery.
According to WXYZ, two men walked into a Citizens Bank in Taylor with a shotgun at around 11:30 a.m. They then ordered everyone on the ground and told banker tellers to give them all their money.
The crooks managed to steal $4,686 and flee the scene in a Ford Escape. This is where things went wrong for the robbers as the FBI said tellers mixed a dye pack in with the money and it exploded while the trio was making their getaway.
With the money now worthless, they started throwing it from the crossover. This caused chaos on the roads as people stopped their cars in the middle of the street to grab as much cash as possible. Footage taken by a witness seems to show at least four vehicles stopped and partially blocking traffic as their drivers scurried to pick up the money.
Police officers arrived shortly thereafter and a handful of people handed in the cash they picked up. However, some people left before police arrived and it remains unclear how much money is still missing.
The two bank robbers and the getaway driver were arrested later in the day and it appears prosecutors will have an easy time proving their case as the Escape’s interior was covered with red dye and one of the suspects had dye overall their hands.
Interestingly, this wasn’t their first bank robbery gone bad. Earlier in the day, the trio tried to rob another bank but they couldn’t get into the teller area so they left empty handed.