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'HiddenCash' responds to Burbank frenzy

After the increasingly popular "Hidden Cash" scavenger hunt caused a frenzy in Burbank, California, Thursday night, the individual behind it could be taking a temporary break.

Thursday night saw "crowds rushing bus stops and grassy knolls to find an envelope full of cash and creating what police describe as a traffic nightmare," NBC Los Angeles reports. Soon after, the @HiddenCash Twitter account linked to a message outlining the social experiment's mission, and indicating that the next scavenger hunt might be a few weeks away.

"We will take time in the next several weeks to figure out how to best move forward in a way that keeps @hiddencash fun and safe," @HiddenCash wrote in the post. Still, the message admits that "we would like to keep this movement going."


Dozens of people crowded the Burbank Empire Center Thursday night searching for envelopes of money after the Twitter user HiddenCash tweeted clues directing them there.
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Dozens of people crowded the Burbank Empire Center Thursday night searching for envelopes of money after the Twitter user HiddenCash tweeted clues directing them there.

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Safety considerations will remain a priority for the scavenger hunt, @HiddenCash wrote.

"There have been large crowds lately. Please walk and drive safely. A young woman ran right in front of my car a few days ago," the message said. "I will do my best to pick locations that are safe, but please use common sense and caution. Please also be respectful to the locations themselves and surrounding businesses."

The Hidden Cash movement began in San Francisco last week, and popped up in Los Angeles on Wednesday. NBC Los Angeles reports that one man found an envelope containing $250 in Los Feliz, and another found $200 in a trash can.

—By CNBC staff

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