I bought a storage locker for $500 not knowing it had $7.5 million inside – lawyers came for the money but I fought back

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I bought a storage locker for $500 not knowing it had $7.5 million inside – lawyers came for the money but I fought back

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A MAN bought a locked storage unit for $500 from Storage Wars star Dan Dotson and later discovered it contained $7.5million.

The contents of the quite a few lockers auctioned on Storage Wars range enormously with a lot of fascinating finds.

Dan Dotson was informed of the find months later[/caption]
The lawyer of the original house owners referred to as the customer to return the cash[/caption]

Key finds embrace a World Struggle II minesweeper, and a huge stash of newspapers from the day Elvis Presley died.

Nevertheless, in one of the largest finds occurred off digital camera whereas Dotson was auctioneering a unit.

The customer of the storage locker paid $500 for the unknown contents.

Dan was unaware on the time of the true worth of the unit.

He advised The Blast in 2018 that he was approached by a lady while he was on the Automobiles, Stars and Rock N’ Roll charity public sale occasion in Indio, CA.

He stated: “An older Asian lady on the table subsequent to me stored taking a look at me like she needed to inform me something”

“Ultimately she walked up and advised me her husband works with a man who purchased a unit from me for $500 and found a protected inside.”

The man who purchased the storage locker discovered a protected inside and managed to get a locksmith to interrupt it open.

It revealed luggage of cash including as much as a total worth of $7.5million.

Dotson explained that the brand new owner shortly acquired a telephone call from the lawyer of the former proprietor who provided $600,000 however later doubled it to $1.2million to have the money returned.

The brand new proprietor agreed and Dan and his wife Laura questioned how somebody would overlook about such a lot of cash in a storage unit.

In a YouTube video, Laura stated: “I might feel so apprehensive, I really feel like it wouldn’t be clean money.”

Storage Wars was not filming on the day that the money was found, but Dotson’s co-star Discount hunters Thrift Retailer owner Rene Nezhoda made his personal assumptions concerning the cash.

He stated that he wouldn’t be shocked if the money was associated to the Mafia or a Cartel because “in case you find cash like that, there’s in all probability a purpose it isn’t within the financial institution.”

On CNN, HLN legal analyst Joey Jackson was consulted concerning the curious incident.

He began by saying what he would do if he found the money: “I might not precisely tell other house owners about it!

“But you by no means need to be wanting over your back and your shoulder about what can occur and so finally they did the proper factor.”

He added: “But you understand, there’s two expressions, one being ‘possession is 9/10 of the regulation’, the opposite being ‘finders keepers losers weepers’.

“It might seem to me that if the cash was otherwise misplaced and/or abandoned then there can be no proper by the unique house owners to the cash.

“Those who bought the actual locker or storage cabinet would have full possession of that and all of its contents and they might own it free and clear.”

Nevertheless, he concluded it was not a “dangerous funding” and that the new owner made an excellent choice.

The id of the owner was not disclosed by Dotson, neither was that of the lady who approached him.

Likewise, the Storage Wars star declined to detail the town during which the unit was bought, as a consequence of privateness and security considerations.

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Dotson refused to disclose any personal details about the new house owners together with their id[/caption]