Man Who Tosses Cash at MOA Rotunda Admits He Hoped to Win Over Ex With Stunt

Updated: 12/01/2013 2:50 PM
Created: 11/30/2013 11:35 AM
By: Cassie Hart

An Apple Valley man claiming he was “spreading some holiday cheer” on Black Friday at the Mall of America was cited by Bloomington police.

27-year-old Serge Vorobyov threw $1,000 in dollar bills from the third floor of the Mall of America rotunda, as a choir performed “Let it Snow” around 2:30 p.m.

According to police, he admitted to throwing the money and had stamped it with his YouTube address, where he hoped the crowd would visit and help "convince his estranged girlfriend to get back together with him."

He posted video of his confrontation with a MOA security officer on YouTube. He also posted a video as to why he did it, saying he was having a tough year and was going through a divorce.

Vorobyov was cited at the mall for disrupting a performance and was released.

He could face a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct for the incident.

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