Vorobyov threw bills amounting to $1,000 over the fourth floor railing at the Mall of America with the Christmas song “Let It Snow” blaring in the background. His sole intent was to share some holiday cheer but the police did not see it that way. They got him and cited him for disorderly conduct.
A spokeman from the Mall of America supports the police’s action because what Vorobyov did could have caused a major disturbance where someone could have been seriously hurt.
After his story went viral, Vorobyov released a video explaining his deed. He said, “I had a really tough year. My story is that I just threw out my last thousand dollars. I don’t have enough money for a lot of things, and I’m going through a horrible divorce — she even took the cat and won’t tell me where it is. I thought I’d just spread some holiday cheer, be positive and kind of like pay it forward and make it snow money. I thought it’d be fun.”