Koreans ignore scattered money in the streets of Seoul

Koreans ignore scattered money in the streets of Seoul

A Korean woman is reported to have thrown cash worth 22 million won ($19,030) on the street in downtown Seoul on Monday.

Koreans ignore scattered money in the streets of Seoul

Police collect the banknotes scattered on the street in downtown Seoul on Monday. (Yonhap)

According to Korean police, her action by the Korean woman was to give the money to the poor, but unfortunately the many passerby’s who used the street in Soeul did not rush to pick them up.

The Koreanherald.com reports that the 56-year-old Korean woman threw hundreds of 1,000-won, 5,000-won and 10,000 won-banknotes in the Seoul Square at around 5 p.m. on Monday but did not get her desired effect as picking up of unattended money in the streets  is a crime of theft in Korea and it  can be punished by law on charges.

The monies laid on the streets in Seoul with no single passer by picking up the monies. Many of the passerbys, glanced at the grass covered by banknotes and took photos of the scene.

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After the incident the 56-year-old woman who was subjected to questions about her act hinted that she was afraid of her ex-husband and son trying to take her money and would rather donate the money to anyone on the street.

The police probe revealed that that she had withdrawn 42 million won in cash from a local bank in Seoul a few days earlier. She arrived in the Seoul Square by taxi and hired a private guard to escort her with a paper bag full of the banknotes.

Korean police insist that  the lady was under no threat of harm to do what she did.

 

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