A black Audi driving erratically in the middle of the night in Sydney's north-west, bundles of cash spotted on the driver's seat, a car chase and $10,000 thrown out of the window.
It's a bizarre story from the city's suburbs on Saturday night, as told by NSW Police, and one that has investigators baffled.
Officers pulled over the sedan on Palmyra Avenue, Shanes Park, about 11pm on Saturday after allegedly seeing the car swerving on the road.
While questioning the driver, police said they noticed a bundle of cash on his seat and ordered him out of the car.
Instead, the driver allegedly sped off and police started a pursuit through the streets of Llandilo.
The man threw two big bundles of cash - believed to be about $10,000 - on to a council strip in Ninth Avenue, before he pulled into a driveway, police said.
Officers collected the cash from the street and found more in his car, totalling more than $31,000, police said.
Mount Druitt duty officer Chief Inspector Mark Cook described the whole incident as "bizarre" and said the man had not given police any kind of explanation.
"If you have a person with a huge amount of money you've really got to suspect it's stolen," he said. "It's just bizarre."
The driver was taken to Mount Druitt police station and charged with offences including driving a vehicle recklessly and goods in custody.
He was granted conditional bail and will appear at Mount Druitt Local Court on September 20.