Two-Year-Old Boy Throws $1000 Into Shredder, Parents Stunned

A two-year-old toddler has left his parents stunned after he playfully put more than $1000 (about N360,000) into a shredder.

By the time his parents discovered what the boy was doing, the money had been shredded into pieces.

The incident took place in Utah, USA.

Leo Belnap’s parents, Ben and Jackee, tore through their home over the weekend, desperate to find the $1,060 they had saved to pay back Ben’s parents.
It was gathered that the couple had borrowed the money to purchase season tickets to the University of Utah’s football games, KSL-TV reported.
Digging through the trash and other places, the couple never expected to find the cash –which was inside of an envelope — in the shredder. But to their dismay, that’s exactly where it was.

“I’m digging through the trash and she hollers and says, ‘I found it,’” Ben told the news station, referring to Jackee. “She’s holding the shredder and she says, ‘I think the money is in here.’”
In shock, Jackee said the two “shuffled” through the shreds of paper for a few minutes in silence. Finally, Jackee told KSL-TV she broke the silence with a bit of humor.
“I’m like, ‘Well, this will make a great wedding story one day,’” she said.

Leo’s parents told the news station they suspected the toddler grabbed the envelope and put it through the shredder when they weren’t looking. The young boy is well versed in how the machine works, often helping Jackee to “shred junk mail and just things with our name on it, or important documents we want to get rid of,” she said.

The good news is that the two may have a chance at getting their money back, according to the news station, by submitting a claim and sending pieces of the mutilated money to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a government agency associated with the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Via Fox News


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  1. Muotolum Victoria

    Hmmm him get luck am not his mother..

  2. Nweke Nnaemeka Uzoma

    What a pity. 360k just go like that! I trust Nigeria parent, that child must feel the heat small.

  3. Chaii…money that I’ll use to help myself in sch

  4. Umeugo Vivian Ifunanya

    Chai! What a waste of money!

  5. That baby should thank his stars that he is not from Nigeria ??

  6. Thank ur stars u not from Nigeria ?

  7. Nnadozie Chikodiri

    Hmmm this kid get luck Say no be me be his mama

  8. That kid needs Jesus…..make the mama check well the village people is at work lol

  9. Nwabugwu Sandra Ijeoma

    Chai God forgive me for what I will do to this pikin o?

  10. Nwangene onyema c

    This kid is really lucky he is not from Nigeria cause I knowwhat my parents can do?

  11. Udemba Chikodili

    What a waste of money. God pls give that kind money and I will Use it well

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