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1 posted on 06/13/2009 8:28:29 AM PDT by george76
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Dumped in a vacant lot

It seems to me that title passed to whoever accepted the safe as scrap. The lot owner gets the money.

2 posted on 06/13/2009 8:32:50 AM PDT by frithguild (Can I drill your head now?)
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To: george76

Forget it.

No matter who “wins”....

Attornies will get it all.

And what’s left goes to the State for taxes.


3 posted on 06/13/2009 8:33:45 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: george76

Seems pretty obvious that it belongs in the dead woman’s estate, which the husband inherited.


4 posted on 06/13/2009 8:33:49 AM PDT by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: george76

A real life version of the movie “It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World”.


5 posted on 06/13/2009 8:35:07 AM PDT by Moonmad27
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To: george76
The State will fine the store owner and the truck driver a fine of $176,000 or so for improper disposal of junk. Case closed.

In a society where Government is King, legal issues aren't very difficult. Government always wins.

6 posted on 06/13/2009 8:35:40 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: xsmommy; Buckhead
Amid all the competing claims, the police department has had enough. Last week, the department filed a petition seeking to have Essex Superior Court take the money and determine its rightful owner.

The last time I heard of an interpleader action was in a Civ Pro textbook.

7 posted on 06/13/2009 8:35:48 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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This is so very odd.
During all that time no one ever thought to try and get the safe open?
I'm sorry, but curiosity would have got the better of me at some point. OK, so it didn't pay off for Geraldo, but still...
9 posted on 06/13/2009 8:36:36 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Does this tagline make me look like a domestic terrorist?)
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To: george76

THAT MONEY IS MINE!

I had that safe in the backseat of 1988 toyota tercel. When I left the ‘Fall and Crawl” tavern, I noticed the back windows smashed out. I did not think anything of it then. When I sobered up, about 20 miles down the road, I though WTF! Where is my safe full of dollars?!?

(So, do I fill out a form or somthing to get it back, or what?)


10 posted on 06/13/2009 8:37:26 AM PDT by truemiester ((If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years))
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To: SunkenCiv; Candor7

Good thing they found the money now before Obama makes it worthless.


11 posted on 06/13/2009 8:38:11 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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white Nike T-shirt,

Forty years ago? Nike?

16 posted on 06/13/2009 8:51:57 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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Somebody needs to learn to keep their mouth shut.


20 posted on 06/13/2009 8:55:34 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: george76

The article doesn’t say who actually made the effort to open the safe...and why???


23 posted on 06/13/2009 8:58:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: george76
John Belko, the widower of Joyce Belko, who ran Daher's for years before dying of cancer in 2003, believes the money rightfully belongs to her estate.

The cops will say that since she used drugs while dying of cancer the money belongs to them.

The money was in a safe that was sold as part of a property. The ownership of the safe and its contents passed to the new owner. If he discarded it, he discarded his rights to it and everything it contained. The owner of the lot upon which it was dumped is now the owner of the safe and its contents. If it had been dumped there without his permission, then the truck driver who dumped it there should be charged for illegal dumping.

There was a story once about someone in a flea market or rock show who saw a gigantic star sapphire in amongst other chunks of rocks and bought it. After it became known what he had acquired, the former owner tried to claim that she (I think it was a she) should get something more, that she was cheated out of it, etc., etc.. I think the outcome in that case was like what should be the outcome in this case: boo hoo, you should have been more attentive--especially since everyone knows 1. a safe is used to guard things of value, 2. the safe was locked with, probably, something still inside.

Someone who would toss it out after letting it sit for years without attempting to open it or to even have the curiosity to try to get it opened deserves the gigantic disappointment of seeing the outcome of his foolishness and lack of curiosity.
28 posted on 06/13/2009 9:01:43 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: george76

***$178,496 in crisp currency. ***

Silver certificates or worthless Federal Reserve Notes?


31 posted on 06/13/2009 9:12:44 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (A modern liberal is someone who doesn't care what you do so long as it is compulsory.)
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To: george76

Possession is 9/10s of the law.


32 posted on 06/13/2009 9:14:23 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: george76

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX0fIi3H-es


35 posted on 06/13/2009 9:23:40 AM PDT by Krankor ("Quit talking about the eight men, or there's gonna be nine.")
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To: george76

Abandoned property opened by firefighters... Fine the tow truck operator for dumping, give half to the lot owner, and half to the city, and permit the shop owner to sue the renter for theft of the safe.


36 posted on 06/13/2009 9:36:55 AM PDT by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: george76

And those are 1969 dollars, and the dollar was worth a lot more in 1969!


45 posted on 06/13/2009 12:45:22 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: george76
How would this be resolved if the safe were found on a ship sunk in the ocean? Regardless of who found it, wouldn't the original country claim the treasure as its own?

-PJ

49 posted on 06/15/2009 10:45:42 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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