Lucky bargain hunter finds $7.5 million inside a safe in a unit he bought from 'Storage Wars' host Dan Dotson for just $500
'Storage Wars' TV star Dan Dotson revealed the $7.5 million find on social media after he was told about it by a woman, who knew the buyer.
A lucky customer found $7.5 million inside a safe in a storage unit that he bought for a mere $500. 'Storage Wars' TV show star Dan Dotson and his wife Laura broke the news and explained that a lady came over to him while at the Cars, Stars and Rock N’ Roll charity auction event in Indio, California, and said she had a story to share with him, Daily Mail reports.
“An older Asian woman at the table next to me kept looking at me like she wanted to tell me something,” Dan said in a video he posted on Twitter. “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. The first person that they called to open the safe couldn't, or didn't. They 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 (£5.8million) cash inside."
But the astounding discovery led to further complications for the buyer. The new owners of the storage unit were contacted by an attorney representing the original owners.
Speaking to the Blast, Dan said that according to the woman, the new owner was offered $600,000 as a reward for the return of the cash. While the pair declined the offer, they accepted their counteroffer of $1.2 million in return for the rest $6.3 million back to the owners.
Followers of Dan and Laura were asked whether they would keep the money in such a situation or hand it back. "Attorney reaches out on behalf of the previous owner & nicely offers 1.2 million dollars back in return for all money back. What would you do?" they wrote on Facebook.
In response, hundreds of people shared their opinion on various social media outlets and debated what the best thing to do was. One person wrote: "If they had that much money, why didn't they pay for the storage unit? Why would you put money in there anyway." Another commented: "I'd keep it! Why the hell didn't they claim it, why the hell would they let it sit until someone bought the locker?" While there were some who feared it was drug money and wouldn't want someone dangerous breathing down their necks for it.