A 2-year-old destroyed $1,000 of his parents' money by putting it through a shredder

Benbelnap/TwitterWhat once was $US1,060.
  • 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.”

It turns out, their son had shredded the money they had been saving up for season football tickets.

Some people were in disbelief.


Others were amused by their bad luck.


Although people online treated Ben’s post with a dose of scepticism, the sports fan assured them that it was, in fact, real.

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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