Minnesota man arrested after throwing $1,000 inside shopping mal

Minnesota man arrested after throwing $1,000 inside shopping mall

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A Minnesota man decided to give some holiday cheer to shoppers at the Mall of America on Black Friday. Instead, he ended up with some new bracelets.

When Serge Vorobyov came up with the idea to throw money, and a lot of it, to shoppers, he didn't anticipate a negative response.

"I thought I got to do something funny at least have some fun with it and it turned out a lot of people enjoyed it."

He said he had a rough year, he lost his business and was divorced, so he wanted to brighten the holidays of others, so he decided to give away the money he had left, $1,000 all in singles, in hopes that karma would come back around.

"My last effort of pay it forward You know I thought I can't keep up with my bills I'm losing everything might as well have my last little thrill."

As the choir sang "Let it Snow", Vorobyov made it rain.

"There was a guy in front of me on the escalator yelling fake money! and I would reach into my pocket and go no it's real money and throw it."

He knew he'd get in trouble and, sure enough, mall security arrived and arrested him. He was cited for disorderly conduct and says it was worth it.

"Everyone can laugh about it everyone is having fun I think that's what life is about just following your heart."

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