Man finds $7.5M in storage unit he bought for only $500

Man Buys Storage Unit for $500, Finds $7.5M

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.

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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.

This unit sells for 500 bucks, buyer finds 7.5 million cash, attorney reaches out on behalf of the previous owner & nicely offers 1.2 million dollars back in return for all money back. What would you do? New #StorageWars #aetv Nov 7th 10/9c #Dontforgettopaythelady Nationwide #SelfStorage #Auctions StorageAuctions.net AmericanAuctioneers.com

Posted by Dan And Laura Dotson on Monday, November 5, 2018

Due to safety and privacy concerns, no further details about the owner were revealed, The Desert Sun reported.