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City Park crew tackles cleanup after Hidden Cash event

City Park crew tackles cleanup after Hidden Cash event
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- Cleanup efforts were underway on Monday after the "hidden cash" phenomenon made a stop at Bakersfield the day before, bringing hundreds of locals to Centennial Park in search of free money.

"The trash cans were turned upside down, people trying to get in there," said city worker Israel Hurrera.

The ideas for the locations came from clues posted on the @hiddencash Twitter feed.

Israel Hurrera described how the park looked Monday morning.

"Easter weekend. That's when we get the most trash it kind of looked like that.” Hurrera said.

Cleanup crews were surprised by the lengths searchers went to on Sunday.

“We have signs of people trying to open the electrical box. That’s kind of dangerous.” Hurrera said

Park personnel started cleaning at 6:30 a.m. and didn't finish until nearly four hours later, when the last garbage bags were loaded into their trucks.
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