A lucky man who bought a storage unit for just $500, has been left in
total shock after he opened it up to find a safe containing $7.5million
The astonishing find was revealed by auctioneer, Dan Dotson who hosts US television show, Storage Wars.
Last weekend, the TV star was approached by a woman
a video clip posted on Twitter, Dan said: “An older Asian woman at the
table next to me kept looking at me like she wanted to tell me
“Eventually she walked up and told me her husband works with a guy who bought a unit from me for $500 and found a safe inside.
“And the first person they called to open it I guess couldn’t or didn’t.
called a second person and when that person opened it up – inside the
safe they’re normally empty, but this time it wasn’t empty. It had
$7.5million (£5.8m) cash inside.”
Dan told The Blast that
an attorney contacted the lucky buyer claiming to represent the original
owners of the unit and the cash.
The lawyer offered £465,000 ($600,000) reward for the money but that offer was turned down by the anonymous buyer.
a second offer of £930,000 ($1.2million) was accepted meaning the
treasure hunters will give back the rest of the windfall.
The SUN UK reports that the owners of the unit have not been made public.
Dan speculated on how someone could have left such a large fortune inside a storage unit.
said: “$7.5million inside of a unit, I don’t think you’d forget it but
maybe you were just in a position where somebody else was in charge of
it, I don’t know.”
His wife and co-star Laura added: “Credit card went bad, it was finished, they moved away, perhaps the person went to jail – who knows what it was.”