This 2-year-old shredded $1,060 in cash just because he could
Leo Belnap is a 2-year-old that likes shredding things, including stacks of cash
What’s the most amount of money you’ve ever seen totally go to waste? If it’s more than $1,000, then this story about a 2-year-old shredding $1,060 is probably Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang. On September 30, Leo Belnap from Salt Lake City found an envelope that his parents Ben and Jackee had stowed away for a pretty important investment. According to KSL, the couple had been saving cash inside of the envelope in order to pay back Ben’s parents for University of Utah football season tickets.
So me and my wife had been saving up to pay for our @Utah_Football tickets in cash. We pulled our money out yesterday to pay my mom for the season... Well we couldn’t find the envelope until my wife checked the shredder. Yup. 2 year old shredded $1,060. pic.twitter.com/93R9BWAVDE— BB (@Benbelnap) October 2, 2018
One day the Belnaps went looking for the savings and couldn’t seem to find it anywhere. After searching all through their house, Jackee finally found the cash inside of a trash can. To her dismay – the entire pot had made its way through the shredder. What would you do in a similar situation? Well, at first the Belnaps began to cry in devastation but then quickly turned to laughter. “This was one of those moments where you just have to laugh,” Jackee told News4Utah.
But believe it or not, the Belnaps aren’t completely SOL. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing actually has a “Mutilated Currency Division” that offers a free service that is capable of redeeming money that has been waterlogged, burned, chemically altered, or deteriorated. According to its website, the Belnaps will need to forward the money to the Bureau “for examination by trained experts before any redemption is made.” With any luck, the family will be able to pay back Ben’s parents sometime before next season.
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