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Man Buys Old Storage Locker for $500 Finds 7.5 million dollars
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Reality TV star Dan Dotson from the US show Storage Wars said he just discovered that he sold a storage unit containing $US7.5 million ($A10 million) in cash for a measly $US500 ($700).
Dotson and his co-star wife Laura told The Blast that a random woman approached him at one of his auctions about the multimillion-dollar finding last week.


“She walked up and told me her husband works with a guy who bought a unit from me for $US500 and found a safe inside,” Dotson said, according to the New York Post.

The woman said the new unit owner, who wasn’t identified, took the safe to a locksmith who broke it open and discovered $US7.5 million in cash.
Things got complicated when the new owner was contacted by a lawyer representing the former owners, who offered a $US600,000 ($A828,000) reward in exchange for the cash.

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-l...122a4969ce

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Picture this: You purchase a storage unit for $500 and inside find a safe containing $7.5 million in cash. Do you return the money to the original owner or keep it for yourself? That's precisely the scenario one man found himself in after obtaining a unit auctioned off by A&E's Storage Wars star Dan Dotson.


"The first person they called to open the safe, I guess, couldn't, or didn't, so they called a second person," Dan explained in a video posted to Facebook and YouTube after a friend of the buyer's told him the remarkable story. "When that person opened it up, inside the safe—normally they're empty, but this time it wasn't empty—[and] it had $7.5 million cash inside the safe."
After discovering their storage shed had been sold, the original owners had their attorney reach out to offer the new owners a deal: $600,000 to give the money back. Eventually, the new owners settled on an increased cut of $1.2 million in exchange for the return—meaning everyone walked away a winner.

https://www.countryliving.com/life/enter...dden-unit/
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(02-20-2019, 02:41 PM)sivil Wrote:




Reality TV star Dan Dotson from the US show Storage Wars said he just discovered that he sold a storage unit containing $US7.5 million ($A10 million) in cash for a measly $US500 ($700).
Dotson and his co-star wife Laura told The Blast that a random woman approached him at one of his auctions about the multimillion-dollar finding last week.


“She walked up and told me her husband works with a guy who bought a unit from me for $US500 and found a safe inside,” Dotson said, according to the New York Post.

The woman said the new unit owner, who wasn’t identified, took the safe to a locksmith who broke it open and discovered $US7.5 million in cash.
Things got complicated when the new owner was contacted by a lawyer representing the former owners, who offered a $US600,000 ($A828,000) reward in exchange for the cash.

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-l...122a4969ce

[Image: giphy.gif]

Picture this: You purchase a storage unit for $500 and inside find a safe containing $7.5 million in cash. Do you return the money to the original owner or keep it for yourself? That's precisely the scenario one man found himself in after obtaining a unit auctioned off by A&E's Storage Wars star Dan Dotson.


"The first person they called to open the safe, I guess, couldn't, or didn't, so they called a second person," Dan explained in a video posted to Facebook and YouTube after a friend of the buyer's told him the remarkable story. "When that person opened it up, inside the safe—normally they're empty, but this time it wasn't empty—[and] it had $7.5 million cash inside the safe."
After discovering their storage shed had been sold, the original owners had their attorney reach out to offer the new owners a deal: $600,000 to give the money back. Eventually, the new owners settled on an increased cut of $1.2 million in exchange for the return—meaning everyone walked away a winner.

https://www.countryliving.com/life/enter...dden-unit/

OK, why the hell would you put $7.5 million in a storage unit? If you DID, why wouldn't you pay the damn storage fee?? These people aren't too bright, are they?
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Why would anyone admit to this?!

Shut your mouth and move ASAP!
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(02-20-2019, 04:15 PM)unclelunatic Wrote: Why would anyone admit to this?!

Shut your mouth and move ASAP!

What I gathered is they were afraid that it was the proceeds of crime and what might happen to them if they didn't play ball, but he came out of it with $1.2 million which is a good return for $500. But of course it would have been better if he got to keep it all.
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(02-20-2019, 04:28 PM)sivil Wrote:
(02-20-2019, 04:15 PM)unclelunatic Wrote: Why would anyone admit to this?!

Shut your mouth and move ASAP!

What I gathered is they were afraid that it was the proceeds of crime and what might happen to them if they didn't play ball, but he came out of it with $1.2 million which is a good return for $500.  But of course it would have been better if he got to keep it all.

Chuckle I would've taken that cash and moved out of the country ASAP.

But that's just me talking, who knows what I would REALLY do if I actually found $7.5 mill in cash
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(02-20-2019, 04:10 PM)Hrd2Stbd Wrote:
(02-20-2019, 02:41 PM)sivil Wrote:




Reality TV star Dan Dotson from the US show Storage Wars said he just discovered that he sold a storage unit containing $US7.5 million ($A10 million) in cash for a measly $US500 ($700).
Dotson and his co-star wife Laura told The Blast that a random woman approached him at one of his auctions about the multimillion-dollar finding last week.


“She walked up and told me her husband works with a guy who bought a unit from me for $US500 and found a safe inside,” Dotson said, according to the New York Post.

The woman said the new unit owner, who wasn’t identified, took the safe to a locksmith who broke it open and discovered $US7.5 million in cash.
Things got complicated when the new owner was contacted by a lawyer representing the former owners, who offered a $US600,000 ($A828,000) reward in exchange for the cash.

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-l...122a4969ce

[Image: giphy.gif]

Picture this: You purchase a storage unit for $500 and inside find a safe containing $7.5 million in cash. Do you return the money to the original owner or keep it for yourself? That's precisely the scenario one man found himself in after obtaining a unit auctioned off by A&E's Storage Wars star Dan Dotson.


"The first person they called to open the safe, I guess, couldn't, or didn't, so they called a second person," Dan explained in a video posted to Facebook and YouTube after a friend of the buyer's told him the remarkable story. "When that person opened it up, inside the safe—normally they're empty, but this time it wasn't empty—[and] it had $7.5 million cash inside the safe."
After discovering their storage shed had been sold, the original owners had their attorney reach out to offer the new owners a deal: $600,000 to give the money back. Eventually, the new owners settled on an increased cut of $1.2 million in exchange for the return—meaning everyone walked away a winner.

https://www.countryliving.com/life/enter...dden-unit/

OK, why the hell would you put $7.5 million in a storage unit?  If you DID, why wouldn't you pay the damn storage fee??  These people aren't too bright, are they?

No taxes paid? Drug money ? Skimmed from a business ? Pre/post laundered money. I pay my storage unit bill quarterly and stay a month ahead. It's full of little used but needed tech tools. Loosing track of big cash is nuts. They must have ignored notices and were past 90 days. Something is fishy.
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(02-20-2019, 04:53 PM)MaximalGravity Wrote: OK, why the hell would you put $7.5 million in a storage unit?  If you DID, why wouldn't you pay the damn storage fee??  These people aren't too bright, are they?

No taxes paid? Drug money ? Skimmed from a business ? Pre/post laundered money. I pay my storage unit bill quarterly and stay a month ahead. It's full of little used, but needed tech tools. Loosing track of big cash is nuts. They must have ignored notices and were past 90 days. Something is fishy.
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My thought, too, Max. Shady as hell. And didn't the original owner of the 7.5 mil forfeit the proceeds from the sale because they defaulted on the lease?

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(02-20-2019, 05:02 PM)Citizen37082 Wrote:
(02-20-2019, 04:53 PM)MaximalGravity Wrote: OK, why the hell would you put $7.5 million in a storage unit?  If you DID, why wouldn't you pay the damn storage fee??  These people aren't too bright, are they?

No taxes paid? Drug money ? Skimmed from a business ? Pre/post laundered money. I pay my storage unit bill quarterly and stay a month ahead. It's full of little used, but needed tech tools. Loosing track of big cash is nuts. They must have ignored notices and were past 90 days. Something is fishy.


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My thought, too, Max. Shady as hell. And didn't the original owner of the 7.5 mil forfeit the proceeds from the sale because they defaulted on the lease?
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Likely true. But, if the money was mob money and they were willing to cut a deal, i would take the deal. Pay the capital gains and let the feds deal with the other guys. What got the storage co owner to turn over the name of the auction winner?
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(02-20-2019, 05:07 PM)MaximalGravity Wrote: Likely true. But, if the money was mob money and they were willing to cut a deal, i would take the deal. Pay the capital gains and let the feds deal with the other guys. What got the storage co owner to turn over the name of the auction winner?

REAL good point/ question. I'm kinda surprised the government isn't all over this already.
Personally, I wouldn't touch that money with a 10 foot pole legit acquisition or not. Smells like trouble.

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(02-20-2019, 05:16 PM)Citizen37082 Wrote:
(02-20-2019, 05:07 PM)MaximalGravity Wrote: Likely true. But, if the money was mob money and they were willing to cut a deal, i would take the deal. Pay the capital gains and let the feds deal with the other guys. What got the storage co owner to turn over the name of the auction winner?

REAL good point/ question. I'm kinda surprised the government isn't all over this already.
Personally, I wouldn't touch that money with a 10 foot pole legit acquisition or not. Smells like trouble.

Might have been Govt money ? They do shady things too.

I grew up in a neighborhood full of cops. I always trusted cops until as an adult. A fellow cyclists friend and Capt in the SFPD, told me stories about the bad cops his team investigated. Our rides were usually 3 1/2 hrs and when taking it easy we talked. I wouldn't have believed how corrupt the SSPD was until hearing it from a high ranking cop (with a law degree).

They would seize a 1/2 lb of cocaine in a bust and, half of it would disappear from an evidence locker. Who knows where a lot of cop found drug money went?

The Fall Gal..
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/0...ossession/

That storage unit money might have been "cooling off"_

Little surprises me these dazzze
https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/articl...482527.php

https://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Two...937963.php
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