A man who purchased a storage unit at a Southern California auction got way more than he bargained for, according to a story told to Dan Dotson, star of "Storage Wars."
Dotson posted a video on his Facebook page this month to share the story he was told. Dotson said a woman came up to him at an event and told him a man her husband worked for bought a storage unit from Dotson for $500 in October. There was a safe in the storage unit, and after two attempts, the safe was opened. It contained $7.5 million in cash.
The new owner was contacted by the lawyer for the former owners of the storage unit, Dotson said. After initially being offered $600,000 for the return of the safe’s contents, the new owner agreed to a $1.2 million reward, Dotson said.
Due to safety and privacy concerns, no further details about the owner were revealed, The Desert Sun reported.
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