By Erik Crouch
Image via Boris van Hoytema
Not to be outdone by the paranoid man who made it rain kuai in a Chongqing train station last week, a Shanghai migrant worker is now 15,000 yuan lighter after losing most of his yearly salary in a moped accident at the intersection of Jianhe and Beiji roads, in Changning district.
Global Times reports:
Passersby rushed over to grab the bills as they scattered in the wind.
“It only took a few seconds for people, including pedestrians and moped drivers, to grab all of the money,” a witness surnamed Yu told Shanghai Television Station.
The worker sank to his knees and begged the people to return the money, but only two people bothered, returning 700 yuan in total, according to Shanghai TV station.
The worker was able to recover about 3,000 yuan by the time police arrived.
Police are investigating the case, but it is unlikely that any cash will be recovered. The man’s annual salary—18,000 yuan, or around US$2,400—wasn’t exactly high in the first place, and this accident has firmly cemented him as one of the least lucky workers this year.