Yikes! Toddler accidentally puts over $1,000 of parents' savings through shredder

Leo Belnap’s parents, Ben and Jackee, looked everywhere in their house to find an envelope which had $1,060 they had saved to return it to Ben's parents.


                            Yikes! Toddler accidentally puts over $1,000 of parents' savings through shredder

The parents of a 2-year-old in Utah were left dumbfounded when they discovered that their two-year-old son had put over a $1,000 they had saved through a shredder.

A Utah couple lost more than $1,000 after their toddler accidentally shredded the envelope it was in...yes, all of it!! Leo Belnap’s parents, Ben and Jackee, looked everywhere in their house to find the envelope with $1,060 in it which they had saved to return it to Ben's parents. The couple had reportedly borrowed the amount to buy University of Utah’s football games' season tickets and had begun saving after the event to pay the amount back.

They searched everywhere, including their trash, and had never expected to find the cash in the shredder of all the places. However, that is exactly how they found their savings - shredded - stripped into pieces, according to KSLTV. Ben, while talking to the news station, said: "I’m digging through the trash, and she hollers and says, ‘I found it,’" referring to Jackee. "She’s holding the shredder, and she says, ‘I think the money is in here.’”

Jackee said that the two of them were in shock as they "shuffled" through the shreds of paper for a few minutes in silence. Jackee, finally, broke the silence with a bit of humor, and said: "I’m like, ‘Well, this will make a great wedding story one day." The couple told the news outlet that they suspect that the 2-year-old grabbed the envelope and put it through the shredder when they weren't looking. 

Jackee added that Leo knows how the shredder functions as he often helped her "shred junk mail and just things with our name on it, or important documents we want to get rid of."

The incident may not exactly mean loss of savings for the couple as they might have a chance at getting their money back. The news station said that they can submit a claim and send pieces of the shredded notes to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, which is a government agency associated with the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The agency will possibly give them the same amount of notes back, according to reports.

Speaking of Leo's naughtiest deeds, Jackee said: “We have a lot of Leo moments. Most of them are just funny, and we laugh about them for days and big jokes, but this was one of those moments that wasn’t his greatest, but we love him," she told People.