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To: Venturer

The tow truck driver couldn't get it scrapped but he probably was the first to find 'nothing' and dumped it ...Then per the article:

"Three weeks later, firefighters on patrol spotted the abandoned box, one of its doors ripped off, seemingly empty save for some old papers and wind-blown leaves. But upon closer inspection, they discovered an inner compartment, which they opened with a torch and jackhammer, yielding the hidden treasure"

Its possible that there was lots more cash in the open compartment and explain why the secret stash was missed. Just speculating ... ;-)

37 posted on 06/13/2009 9:38:43 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54
Excellent thought....I would guess one of the "FIREFIGHTERS ON PATROL" knew something about safes or called someone who did....

There's something just a little wrong with this story...Since there were papers...they knew it was from that Shoe Business....

Firemen do know a lot about "breaking in" to things and places...

All the legal junk I'm reading says it goes to the widower and I'd add that at least 1/2 as community property.

38 posted on 06/13/2009 9:49:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Tunehead54

I would donate it to the firefighters fund for job down well. Without them it would have never been found.


42 posted on 06/13/2009 10:01:01 AM PDT by Orange1998
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