- A 2-year-old put his parents’ savings – worth $US1,060 – through a shredder.
- The child’s parents were saving up to attend a football game.
- One day the money was stashed away in an envelope, and the next it was gone.
- They are trying to get the money reimbursed.
Kids; they really do the darndest things.
Just ask Ben and Jackee Belnap, whose 2-year-old son put their savings through a shredder on Monday, as CBS-affiliate WOIO news reported.
News of the mishap first spread on Twitter on Tuesday.
“So me and my wife had been saving up to pay for our Utah Football tickets in cash,” Ben tweeted. “We pulled our money out yesterday to pay my mum for the season… Well we couldn’t find the envelope until my wife checked the shredder. Yup. 2 year old shredded $US1,060.”
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
It turns out, their son had shredded the money they had been saving up for season football tickets.
Some people were in disbelief.
I call BS…all I see is green in the pic…was the money in a green envelope?
— TDMcClellan (@TorranceMcClell) October 5, 2018
Others were amused by their bad luck.
This is something that would have happened at our house when our kids were small. Hang in there and laugh…one day my friend they will be gone and you will miss them.????
— David Erickson (@DV52Erickson) October 3, 2018
This no joke sounds like something my brother would have done as a kid. Not funny in the moment but makes for a great story when he’s older. ????
— Michelle Bodkin (@Bodkin247Sports) October 3, 2018
Although people online treated Ben’s post with a dose of scepticism, the sports fan assured them that it was, in fact, real.
We separated from the bills. How’re the Cubs BTW? pic.twitter.com/Q6xtGwDA2P
— BB (@Benbelnap) October 5, 2018
WOIO reported that the family is working to reassemble the destroyed bills to recover their cash savings in time for football season. Per the Department of Treasury, claims can be filed for mutilated currency via registered mail.
And it’s not all bad news. The Utah tickets office has offered to comp the couple two tickets to the school’s upcoming home game.
The outlet also reported that the 2-year-old has since lost shredder privileges.
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