'Hidden Cash' heads to Hermosa Beach

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Hundreds flocked to Hermosa Beach Saturday in search of hidden Angry Bird balls filled with cash.

And the cash hunt continues! The mystery millionaire behind the Twitter handle HiddenCash planned Saturday's scavenger hunt at Hermosa Beach.

In several tweets around midnight, he announced the fun would begin around 11 a.m. with 36 plastic Angry Birds balls stuffed with cash and buried in the sand.

'Hidden Cash' tweeted a picture of plastic Angry Birds balls stuffed with cash on Friday, May 30, 2014.



Clues for the scavenger hunt, however, came about 30 minutes late because of traffic, according to tweets.

The drop at Hermosa Beach was the only one scheduled Saturday by the anonymous philanthropist, and began with the following tweet: "Hermosa Beach, between the pier and the volleyball nets to your left (as you face the ocean)," at about 11:30 a.m. Go!"

It was a crazy and chaotic scene as hundreds of kids with pails and men with metal detectors searched through the sand. Others carefully combed the sand with their feet, hands, and even a rake in their hunt for money.

Most Angry Bird balls were found by 5 p.m. Some were filled with nearly $200, others $40.

The same Twitter persona directed people to envelopes with $50 and $100 inside them in San Francisco earlier this week, and has been entertaining Los Angeles residents for the last few days. Sunday, however, will be the last of the HiddenCash drops in Los Angeles.

The secret benefactor said the cash giveaway is his way of paying it forward and hoped recipients of the money will do the same.

"I think it's amazing. There's not a lot of people out here who are giving back to society this way, and he's not doing it through organizations. He's literally just giving it to the people, you know, just average people, and I think that's amazing," said Akasia J-Riggins. She also found money Saturday.


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