Couple buy abandoned house only to find safe full of 'BLACKMAIL' strip club photos and 'treasure'
Tiffany Ma and her boyfriend Matt found a safe full of items such as rare coins, jewelry with diamonds and amethyst
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A woman and her boyfriend bought a home in Los Angeles they thought would give them a perfect space to live in, only to find a huge safe filled with “blackmail” photos of strippers, weapons and other strange items. 28-year-old Tiffany Ma and her boyfriend Matt hoped to flip the “worst home on the block” for a good amount of money. They bought it last October to ultimately enter an “abandoned hoarder home”.
The couple entered the property to discover two safes, one of which was reportedly already opened and searched through by a robber. The other safe, kept in the garage, weighed over 4,000 pounds. The huge safe contained numerous alarming and bizarre items. The new homeowners did not reveal what some of the items were, claiming they would turn them over to the "authorities".
In a YouTube video, Tiffany showed some of the items to her viewers, which included rare coins, jewelry with diamonds and amethyst. The safe also had a knife seemingly containing a German inscription and a Nazi eagle emblem, ammunition, and old money. The homeowners also found a “bucket of photographs” and scrapbooks containing pictures and human hair. The photographs they found included “blackmail” pictures of strippers.
Tiffany and Matt had to spend their initial time going through the strange items and trash, instead of beginning the renovations they had planned. Tiffany documented her experience on her YouTube channel, where she has 1.8 million subscribers. On the property, she also found huge amounts of dust, dirt, dead animals and a strong scent of urine. The couple said they paid the original owner’s estate $20,000 to clean it up. Tiffany said she and Matt received a phone call informing them that the house had been robbed just days ago, and believed that the robber may have been looking for a particular item or items.
Initially, the couple was approached by a man who claimed he was the original owner’s nephew, and asked for the contents of the safe that sat in the garage. This is what prompted them to crack open the safe with a circular saw. They feared that there could otherwise be another robbery. Matt and Tiffany eventually realized that despite the efforts, it would not be possible for them to really renovate and resell the property, what with the dead animals, rat urine and other questionable items. They have now planned to demolish and build the home anew. The couple said the process, which is already underway, should be over in about two months.