updated 9/1/2011 11:57:47 AM ET 2011-09-01T15:57:47

Pedestrians and motorists grabbed bags of marijuana that spilled onto the road from a truck that crashed in San Jose, according to police.

The bystanders swooped in and grabbed most of the pot after the driver of the truck ran away from the accident at about 12:50 a.m. Wednesday.

When officers arrived, they found a few remaining bags of marijuana and a loaded handgun inside the truck.

Police told the San Jose Mercury News that they were looking for those who took the illicit cargo and also for the truck's driver, who was carrying the marijuana illegally.

Neither the driver nor the people who took the marijuana have been identified.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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