Zimbabwe Ben Spotted Dropping Cash From a Helicopter in Delaware
No, really, this actually happened in Lewes, Delaware:
Some luck of the Irish was bestowed on Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant and Angler’s Marina in Lewes, Aug. 17, when a helicopter hovered over the gravel parking lot dropping cash.
Irish Eyes server Tina Chaippini said she heard the helicopter getting closer and worried it might crash into the parking lot. “And then I saw people running,” she said.
Chaippini said people were running towards the helicopter and returning with fistfuls of money.
Server Billy Anderson said it was a busy Saturday afternoon, and he suddenly noticed customers pointing at the sky. “I’m hearing, ‘Crash, crash.’ What they’re saying is, ‘Cash, cash,’” Anderson said.
He said people took off running toward the marina. “A helicopter swooped down and literally threw cash,” he said.
Anderson said everyone who came back with money had $20 and $50 bills.
Irish Eyes bar-back Anthony Guzzetti said he sprinted for the cash with about 50 other people. “I was like, ‘Is this happening?’” he said. “It was so weird.”
OK, so it wasn't actually "Helicopter" Ben Bernanke dropping cheddar from the skies over Delaware. But you believed it was for a minute, didn't you?
According to the Cape Gazette, the stunt was a posthumous gift from deceased local bait and tackle shop owner Leonard Maull, who ordered $10,000 in equal denominations of $5, $10, $20 and $50 bills be dropped over the marina one year after his death.
Mr Maull, you are a far better man than Ben Bernanke. May you rest in peace.