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Jason Buzi, the man behind Hidden Cash, tweeted a few hints on how the game will go down, but hasn't confirmed a a day or place of the cash hunt in Sacramento. Buzi was photographed on June 23, 2014 in Sacramento.

@HiddenCash to pay for park trampled by money hunt

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014 - 7:14 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014 - 7:21 am

When the man with the Twitter handle HiddenCash moved his scavenger hunt to Whittier, California, 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 ( ) Buzi has agreed to send the city of Whittier $5,000 to cover the cost of repairs.

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.

Through Twitter, Buzi has directed people to envelopes with $50 and $100 inside them in San Francisco and across Southern California in recent months.

Buzi calls his giveaways a "social experiment for good."

Information from: KNBC-TV,

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