A beggar in Uppsala, Sweden, who threatened passers-by so they’d hand over money is found with three quarter million cash in his pockets
The man was stopped by police after he had been menacing locals for their cash when the money started falling out of his pockets
It took officers more than a day to count all the notes which fell out of his jacket
The money totaled an astonishing six million krona or $753,540
He was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, which can lead to a two-year prison sentence
Cops frisked the homeless man when bank notes started raining from his pockets as he was extorting money from passersby at a train station. He claimed he needed pennies to pay for his train ticket home, police said
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Police in Sweden discovered that the beggar who was threatening passers-by to dip their hands into their pockets had even deeper pockets than his marks.
It turned out that he had more than three quarter of a million dollars in cash in his pockets, while begging for pennies from passersby.
The man was stopped by police after he had been bullying local people to give him cash when banknotes started falling out of his jacket.
It took officers more than a day to count out all the cash, which added up to an astonishing six million Swedish krona, or $753,540 [kr6,000,000].
He had been bothering people outside Resecentrum station in Uppsala, Sweden’s fourth-largest city, around 50 miles north of the capital, Stockholm.
The beggar who was threatening passers-by to get their money has been found to have more than $754,000 cash in his pockets
The largest banknote in Swedish currency is 1,000 krona [$125.59], he had more than man 6,000 banknotes of the notes on him.
Uppsala police said the unnamed man had been arrested on suspicion of money laundering, which in Sweden can lead to a two-year prison sentence.
The man had been trying to collect enough money to get on a train to his home in the west of Sweden.
According to police, the man had been ‘very angry’ when demanding money but police did not know whether he had got the money through begging – He could have got the enormous sum through winning a lottery or from the proceeds of crime, a police spokesperson said.
‘I have never heard of so much money in a situation like this. There were just more and more bundles,’ said police chief Jale Poljarevius.
‘Anyone who walks around with six million in cash will be a suspect of crime.’