Cash mob hits Norman businesses

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NORMAN, Okla.—A new phenomenon is spreading across the country and changing the way people view local businesses.

They are called “cash mobs” but these mobs don’t cause commotion, they create commerce.

It was a quiet Saturday afternoon on Main St. in Norman, until a “cash mob” came through the town.

Organizers say it’s a fun and easy way to boost local economies and ask that participants spend just twenty dollars each.

Marilyn Koop says, “All of these dollars stay in the community instead of going out-of-state to a national chain or a larger businesses entity.”

The numbers aren’t in yet from the “mobbing” but by all accounts it seems to be a success.

There was also a “cash mob” in Enid Saturday.

Organizers say they are hoping this trend will spread all over Oklahoma.