'Hidden Cash' man to pay for Whittier park repair

Aerial view of the Whittier Narrows Park  (Sebastian Artz, 2002 Getty Images)
Aerial view of the Whittier Narrows Park (Sebastian Artz, 2002 Getty Images)
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Updated: 7/16 3:24 pm

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — When the man with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash moved his upscale scavenger hunt to Whittier, a thousand people trampled through Penn Park seeking free money.

Now Jason Buzi, the Bay Area real estate investor behind the cash giveaways, says he will pay for the damage.

KNBC-TV reported Tuesday that Buzi has agreed to send the city of Whittier $5,000 to cover the cost of repairs at the park.

City Manager Jeff Collier says cash hunters trampled on plants, uprooted a newly planted tree, tore apart sprinkler heads and broke fences.

Collier says Buzi was apologetic and Whittier appreciates his gesture.

Via Twitter, Buzi has directed people to envelopes with $50 and $100 inside them in San Francisco and across Southern California in recent months.

Buzi says his giveaways are a "social experiment for good."

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Information from: KNBC-TV, http://www.nbc4.tv/

 

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