Mystery philanthropist hides cash for Twitter followers to find

Updated: 05/28/2014 2:34 PM | Created: 05/28/2014 2:33 PM
By: Kristen Garcia

The mysterious and generous philanthropist who goes by the Twitter name @HiddenCash took his social media-driven scavenger hunt to San Jose, California. 

For about a week now, HiddenCash has been hiding money for his Twitter followers to find. Wednesday, HiddenCash left his first clue on Twitter, "First even San Jose drop: across from where these sea creatures play, a dog pees in the fall," just before 9 a.m.  Alex Doxie, the winner of the $135, told NBC Bay Area, "I just had a hunch. It was fun."

Then at 9:02 a.m., HiddenCash tweeted his second clue: "New SJ drop: behind a tree, under a leaf, across from fast dogs' station. Tweet when you find it."  According to NBC Bay Area, the tweets sent those folks looking from some free cash scrambling.  About 45 minutes later, a radio station employee found $140.

HiddenCash's creator says his giveaways are a "social experiment for good." HiddenCash tweeted that money drops should be found in Los Angeles this weekend and maybe New York City next month. 

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