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WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — When the man with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash moved his upscale scavenger hunt to Whittier, a thousand people trampled through Penn Park seeking free money.
Now Jason Buzi, the Bay Area real estate investor behind the cash giveaways, says he will pay for the damage.
KNBC-TV reported Tuesday that Buzi has agreed to send the city of Whittier $5,000 to cover the cost of repairs at the park.
City Manager Jeff Collier says cash hunters trampled on plants, uprooted a newly planted tree, tore apart sprinkler heads and broke fences.
Collier says Buzi was apologetic and Whittier appreciates his gesture.
Via Twitter, Buzi has directed people to envelopes with $50 and $100 inside them in San Francisco and across Southern California in recent months.
Buzi says his giveaways are a "social experiment for good."
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And then there was Whittier... [statement] Read: http://t.co/0MBVQN11zv— Hidden Cash (@HiddenCash) July 16, 2014