@HiddenCash treasure hunt barred in Paris: Police
Published on Jun 26, 2014 6:20 AM
PARIS (AFP) - American philanthropist Jason Buzi will not be allowed to stage his quirky @Hidden Cash treasure hunt in Paris at the weekend, police said on Wednesday.
“The distribution of money in public is forbidden by French criminal law” and punishable by six months in jail and a 30,000 euro (S$51,000) fine, police said in a letter to Mr Buzi, a wealthy real estate investor.
The Internet-driven treasure hunts have participants track down the envelopes using clues posted on Twitter with the handle @HiddenCash.
The Paris police recalled a similar event in the French capital in 2009, staged by a private company, that led to “public disorder” after it had to be called off at the last minute.
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