According to the Daily Mail on Aug. 20, a dying man's unusual wish came true. Before his death more than a year ago, Leonard Maull had requested that $10,000 be dropped onto a marina in Lewes, Delaware.
Maull had arranged everything before his death. He had requested his trust to be carried out and the cash shower to take place on the first anniversary of his death
Can you imagine the surprise of residents when cash began falling from the sky from a helicopter?
The donor lived in Lewes and owned a bait and tackle shop at the marina.
According to Maull's specific instructions in his will for $10,000, bills in the amount of $5, $10, $20 and $50 were to be dropped from an aircraft over the Lewes Marina on the first anniversary of his death.
As requested, a helicopter appeared in the sky over the Lewes Harbor. It hovered there for about five minutes before dropping the cash and then flying away.
Residents reported that cash floated all over the area. People grabbed hundreds of dollars, and the highest amount collected from one person was said to be $700.
Local police knew about the plan and an officer was there to make sure things went as planned. However, it was reported that everyone got some of the money with pushing and shoving over it. They just ran toward the helicopter and grabbed handfuls of bills.
People began pointing toward the sky so others could also get some of the cash.
Kara Miele who grabbed $170 said, "Nobody was, like, fighting with each other for it, but everyone was just scrambling trying to grab everything they could."
Maull’s trustee, certified public accountant Bill Berry concluded that Maull had left the request in his trust and since it was his money, he could do what he wanted to do with it.
We know money doesn't grow on trees, but in this case it did fall from the sky.