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BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The mysterious person who has been hiding cash in Washington has set their sights on Charm City.

Jessica Kartalija explains messages on Twitter are pointing followers to Baltimore.

Somewhere in Baltimore, some lucky Twitter-savvy person could end up with a little extra cash in his or her pockets. The questions are who, when and where?

“Of course, I would look for it. I mean, who wouldn’t?” said Geraldine Zapata, of Baltimore.

Zapata isn’t alone. It’s the latest craze in philanthropic giving.

The Twitter account @IHidTheCash has had people running, jumping and digging for money.

It’s an anonymous social experiment for good. Tweets provide clues that point to where the cash is hidden. Then the crowds descend.

A crowd at Hermosa Beach, Calif. drew more than 2,000 people.

In San Francisco, Jason Buzi dumped cash in bottles of bubbles to the delight of beach goers.

“I made $80. A lot of dinero,” one woman said.

Now, another philanthropist Tweeting clues to find hidden money in Washington says they are headed here to Baltimore.

“Yeah, I’m pretty broke right now,” said Ruben Ramirez, of Baltimore. “I would probably buy myself something cool from the mall.”

The mysterious Twitter user @IHidTheCash has been stashing money along with a note to the finder.

Clues have led to gridlock searches.

“I know where it is, but I can’t get there,” one person said.

At one location, police were called in to control the crowds.

As for Geraldine and the Charm City search:

“I think it’s a really cool idea. It would be very interesting to find money on the floor or anywhere specifically,” she said.

Based on one of the Tweets, it appears the cash will be hidden sometime this weekend.

If you want to follow this mysterious philanthropist, the Twitter handle is: @IHidTheCash.

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