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Man bought storage unit for less than £500 and found safe with £5 million inside

Man bought storage unit for less than £500 and found safe with £5 million inside

But the lucky buyer ended up with a lot less than he found

A bloke who'd bought a storage unit for just $500 (£393) opened it up to discover a safe with a staggering $7.5million (£5,891,760) inside.

It’s really hard seeing someone else live your dream, isn’t it?

The incredible find was shared by Storage Wars star Dan Dotson and his wife Laura, who explained that they were approached by a woman at the Cars, Stars and Rock N’ Roll charity auction event in Indio, California, who was keen to share a story.

And what a story it turned out to be.

Storage Hunters’ star Dan Dotson shared the incredible story.

In a clip shared on social media, Dotson explained: “This lady came to me and she says, 'I'm going to tell you this story'. My husband works for a guy and he bought a unit from you for $500 and it had a safe in it.

“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.”

Not a bad day’s work, eh?

However, now things get a little bit complicated for the lucky buyers, as they ended up with a lot less cash than they initially discovered inside the unit.

Dotson went on to explain that shortly after finding the incredible cash haul, the woman’s husband was contacted by an attorney who claimed to represent the people that originally owned the unit - and therefore the $7.5m.

Really makes you wonder how someone could misplace such a large amount of money, doesn’t it?

The attorney even offered the couple a $600,000 (£465,000) reward if they handed over the safe but they declined - only to be then offered an even larger amount, which they accepted.

The couple ended up with less than they found but still made more than a million dollars.

Dotson explained: "Then they got a phone call, mysteriously, from an attorney representing the folks that lost the money and the goods inside the unit.

"They offered $600,000, then they doubled it to $1.2 million and they gave them $1.2 million in exchange, I guess they gave them back $6.3 million."

"The question is would you give it back, or would you keep it and would you run for the hills, or would you look over your shoulder. What would you do?"

Personally, I reckon I’d have run for the hills and never looked back.

But whichever way you look at it, it was a pretty solid investment for the couple, who ended up pocketing more than a million dollars more than they paid.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube / @storageauctionpirate

Topics: Money, TV and Film