AN ARMORED truck stuffed with cash accidentally dropped bags of money onto a highway when its doors flew open.

Video posted to TikTok shows the moment thousands of dollars flew onto the road near Carlsbad, California, with drivers jumping out of their cars to grab bundles of bills.

Tiktok / Demi BagbyDrivers jumped out of their cars to grab bundles of bills '/ '

Tiktok / Demi BagbyThousands of dollars flew out of an armoured truck '/ '

The driver of the truck, which belongs to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, at first attempted to retrieve the cash before realizing his attempts were futile.

Footage shows bills scattered across the road with other drivers running around, picking up bills, and showing off their loot.

California Highway Patrol says a couple, a man and a woman, were arrested after taking some of the money on Interstate 5.

Footage shows bills scattered across the road with drivers running around, picking up bills, and showing off their loot.

One woman in the video said: “This is the most insane thing I’ve ever seen.

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“San Diego has shut down, literally it has shut down.”

Another witness, Travis Fisher, told Fox 5 how he originally believed that there had been an accident when traffic stopped.

He explained: “There was a bunch of cars in front of me that all stopped, came to a complete stop.

“I see all these things floating around and I realize it’s money. 

“It was pretty crazy. Just everywhere, there was a sea of bills, everywhere.”

He believes that there were thousands of dollars on the road.

By 10am CHP officers arrived at the scene and began moving drivers off the highway.

They were seen bundling bills into plastic bags.

It is not known how the truck’s doors opened, or how much money was taken.

Cops are now demanding that anyone who took money from the road must return it immediately.

CHP Sergeant Martin said: “If you found money on the freeway, it is not your money.”

“It belongs to the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) and this armored truck and the bank. It needs to be returned.”

Tiktok / Demi BagbyDrivers showed off their loot in a TikTok video '/ '

FOX 5Two people were arrested at the scene '/ '