A Minnesota man threw $1,000 in $1 bills off an escalator in the Mall of America on Friday, into a crowd gathered to watch a trio of vocalists sing “Let It Snow.”
Serge Vorobyov stamped each of the bills with the URL for his YouTube page before dumping the money onto the crowd, NBC reports. In a YouTube video following the incident, Vorobyov said that the money was his last $1,000 as he goes through a divorce. He also said the stunt was just intended to spread holiday cheer, “and make it snow money.”
Vorobyov was ticketed for disorderly conduct. He discusses his reasoning in this YouTube video.