Pinch Me: First Truck Spills Millions of Coins All Over Highway, Second Truck Covers The Money In Candy . . . Men Wait Anxiously For Moosehead Beer Truck

Talk about an attractive nuisance. This week a currency truck spilled Canadian “loonies and toonies” all over a highway. The accident then caused a candy truck to crash and spill candy on top of the money. I can just picture two Canadian guys saying “Give it a second, eh, there has got to be a Moosehead Beer truck coming along.”

I am about to head to Canada and I clearly missed this opportunity. They are using an industrial magnet to pick up the coins. The candy company will presumably clean up the candy by busing in thousands of elementary school students.

Notably, Const. Marc Depatie of the South Porcupine OPP said “There have been very few people that have come by โ€ฆ to perhaps pilfer or take advantage of the situation.โ€ Probably, because most people are assuming that this has to be a trick.

I have only been able to find one scene similar to this one:

Source: National Post

29 thoughts on “Pinch Me: First Truck Spills Millions of Coins All Over Highway, Second Truck Covers The Money In Candy . . . Men Wait Anxiously For Moosehead Beer Truck”

  1. Not the same era as you old-timer, but with the same vendors probably. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lottakatz, your testimony is the stuff of legends!


    commoner, I don’t know what era you are, but I “grew up” in the NY suburbs at a time when the drinking age was still 18. Not good enough for us wise guys; we, too, had particular vendors that didn’t inquire much about age. The cases flew out the door.

    Just reporting.

  3. I was ~6 ft tall in 5th grade so I was official beer procurer for my classmates. NYC suburbs have a lot of stores that look the other way.

  4. Don S, my city in its wisdom put a very tight turn coming off of the left, from the left lane of one highway down to the left lane of another highway. It was and is a very dangerous transition. This was near to a brewery as well as my job, I drove it twice a day.

    Many cars were rolled over on that curve (including mine) but that turn became known as “beerman’s curve” because at least once a week (and early on, several times a week) for several months beer trucks would roll over on that curve spilling their contents all over the highway. There were always many drivers that stopped to make sure the driver was OK. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I didn’t drink at the time (and the truck driver always had plenty of ‘help’) so I never had occasion to stop. What a missed string of opportunities!

  5. And, just BTW, folks from Nova Scotia would appreciate a nod to Keith’s brews no doubt.

  6. It’s “eh?”, not “Ay”. – Unless of course you were referring to AY – was he there at the time? ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Just because Homer Simpson thought that he wouldn’t like white chocolate and then he does doesnt mean that everybody would like white chocolate. I for one , speaking moi-meme , I still don’t like white chocolate. Kind of silly, eh, to judge white chocolate proclivity as a rationale for an obsessive smug unfairness, Don S . Very funny post actually .

  8. Coming home with my girlfriend, we dropped the wine bottle the nice owner had let us buy (not legal). What do I do, go down and suck up so much I can. (Before the days of plastic bags)

  9. Can’t forget this one:

    “Cash spills on the highway: What would you do?
    Northbound vehicles drive on Interstate 270 near Hyattstown, Md. Friday, March 23, 2012. Maryland State Police say an armored truck has lost some cash on I-270 near Hyattstown. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (Manuel Balce Ceneta)
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. โ€” You’re cruising along the highway when you see a bunch of green bills fluttering around like flakes in a snow globe. You get closer and you realize it’s cash. Other drivers are pulling over to snatch what they can. What do you do?

  10. DonS – as a young teen we discovered an empty keg on the side of the road one summer day. One of us knew that there was a deposit on the thing so in search of free money we started carrying the thing looking for a liquor store. It wasn’t long before a cop drove up & asked us what 3 underage boys were doing with a beer keg. Long story short our folks had to come pick us up & we got cheated out of the deposit money! Probably went to the cop ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. In 1975 a train carrying coal cars derailed in a swampy area near Cypress, Illinois leaving two train cars of coal on the easement and in the by way. Earnest locals came and obtained coal for their wood stoves that Fall and all through the Winter. The RR made no effort to retrieve any of it and the coal was free to those with a pickup and shovels. I am sure than any who partook remember this well.

  12. “I can just picture two Canadian guys saying โ€œGive it a second, Ay, there has got to be a Moosehead Beer truck coming along.โ€

    LOL … or maybe Molson’s …

  13. I once, in my callow and profligate teens (a mere whisp of a memory) came upon the recent leavings of a beer truck that had crashed. Lots of exploded, sticky, sandy six packs all over. Didn’t stop us from scarfing up what we could ๐Ÿ˜‰

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