@HiddenCash Hunters Damage Park Before Heading to Riverside, Los Angeles

Drops in Los Angeles are scheduled for Saturday night and Sunday morning

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    Followers of the Twitter account @HiddenCash hunted through Riverside for free money Saturday, days after a search for cash drops left a Southern California park with thousands of dollars in damage.

    Bills enclosed in 24 sugar packets were hidden in an empty field at Market and Northbend Streets on Saturday, the account tweeted. Victorious searchers posted photos of themselves posing with cash on Twitter.

    HiddenCash Hunt in Whittier

    [LA] HiddenCash Hunt in Whittier Described as "Controlled Chaos"
    Hundreds flocked to a park in Whittier to find cash hidden in PEZ candy dispensers. Adrian Arambulo reports for Today in LA on Friday July 11, 2014. (Published Friday, Jul 11, 2014)

    Another drop with cash in sugar packets and PEZ dispensers is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday in Los Angeles. A final drop in LA, which the account tweeted would be "our biggest ever" will occur at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

    People began searching Kenneth Hahn State Recreational Park on Friday night, but the hunt was cut short when the park closed.

    On Thursday night, searchers looked for cash hidden in Penn Park in Whittier, affecting traffic and making noise. Police described the scene as "controlled chaos." Photos shared with NBC4 of the park the next morning show trampled bushes, broken branches and littered pathways.

    Whittier officials told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that the hunt caused more than $5,000 of damage to the park, which doesn't include the $1,700 in police overtime. The city has not returned a request for comment.

    An even more frenzied search happened in Burbank in May as crowds caused what police called a traffic nightmare.

    The man behind @HiddenCash was identified in June as Jason Buzi, a San Francisco real estate investor.