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Man Cited After Tossing $1,000 Into MOA Rotunda

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) – You know the old saying: money doesn't fall from the sky?  Well, it did on Black Friday at Mall of America.

Serge Vorobyov -- who goes by the YouTube handle "Serge the Car Hauler" -- threw $1,000 in dollar bills from the fourth floor of the Mall of America rotunda as a choir performed "Let it Snow" on the ground floor below.

Serge said the reason he surprised everyone and tossed out the cascade of cash is because he's had a rough year and just wanted to help other people on Black Friday.

"People think it's an evil number, I thought it was supposed to be a lucky number," he said on a YouTube vlog explaining the event. "I went through a horrible divorce, and she even took the cat and won't tell me where it is. I thought I would just spread some holiday cheer ... pay it forward."

Unfortunately, Bloomington police did not share his vision of yuletide cheer. They arrested him and charged him with disorderly conduct.

A Mall of America spokesperson said his antics could have caused a major disturbance and someone could have been hurt.

"I think all the people down there enjoyed it," Serge said.

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