Calif. Family Get A Surprise In A Box Of Crackers

Submitted by: Speedzone76 8 years ago in Misc
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/odd_cracker_box_money;_ylt=ApuTKJ92sAD3QsplalXaeO_tiBIF

A rat? A human finger? A winning lottery ticket? C"mon, I-A-B--you make the call.
There are 60 comments:
Female 90
it is not your place to judge someone on thier generosity..personally ..yea most people would give a reward, but there is no law stating you have to give one, so the old lady is perfectly in bounds
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Female 64
I thought it was tupperware, xiquiripat.
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Female 390
what an ungrateful old cow? i`d hunt her down, push her down some stairs and take it back :]
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Male 2,582
"The Rogoffs never heard from the woman and didn`t receive a reward"
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They should have definitely kept it.
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Female 1,427
wow. I would have never returned that money.

I bought that money with my own money, therefore it is mine. XD

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Male 2,422
I remember some crazy guy who told me I should hide all my money in tubberware and bury it because then the government wouldn`t be able to find it with their metal detectors.
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Male 1,598
How exactly does this happen?
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Female 385
no thank you? stupid ungrateful americans! wait, nvm that includes me. i rephrase... stupid ungrateful old people!
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Female 170
The amount of old people I know that dont trust banks at all... you`re guaranteed to find money stashed everywhere in their house. In tins, jars, under mattresses, sofa cushions, clocks, EVERYWHERE...

Although why you would return crackers, I dont know. Maybe she WAS crackers...

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Male 214
i don`t buy it. i bet some lazy so-called journalist has done some `research` on the internet and discovered this story and printed it as fact. It`s probably already on snopes.

i mean...why would she randomly decide `those crackers must go back`
why did the store then put them back on the shelf?
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Male 2,313
"If you are retarded enough to hide money in a box of crackers and return it to the store you should be euthanized."

If you are retarded enough to suggest euthanasia for an old, probably senile woman, then you deserve castration.

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Male 282
For those who don`t realize it, there are legal ramifications from not reporting found money over a certain amount (depending on the municipality). Even carrying more than $2K cash in some areas is enough to get you arrested (stupid, I know). They did the lawful (and moral) thing and turned it in to the police.

As for the ones who call shenanigans for her hiding the money instead of using a bank. Remember a few months ago when a couple of banks filed bankruptcy? Yeah. Well, about 90 years ago, it happened everywhere and no one got their money back. You`d be surprised where old people hide their money. We found about $5K in my granny`s house in various places. Old shoe box in the back of the bathroom cabinet, ziplock baggie in the toilet tank... those weren`t the strangest places either.

As for the store restocking something that had obviously been opened, I`m not going to shop there. Unless the old woman glued it shut, the stock clerk must take the short bus to work.

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Male 2,395
lucky them, I need 10,000 dollars :(
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Female 2,258
Sometimes I wonder why things like this can`t happen to me, and then I think possibly it`s because I`m not kind (read: stupid) enough to return it.
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Male 5,194
And she didn`t even say "Thank you."
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Female 1,653
If she`s dumb enough to stick her life savings in a BOX, then return the box tho the store (wtf?), then she pretty much DESERVES to have all her money spent on someone else.
It`s like, natural justice :P
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Female 317
I would definitily have spent the money. ALL OF IT
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Male 91
If you are retarded enough to hide money in a box of crackers and return it to the store you should be euthanized.
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Male 2,313
Also, wasn`t it clear the box had been opened when they put it back on the shelf? That`s against regulation.
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Male 2,313
She didn`t even give them a reward? Cranky old people.
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Male 456
who the hell puts their life savings in a box of crackers....WHO!!! WHOO!!!!
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Male 99
What box of crackers mom?
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Male 1,666
Her life savings was 10,000 dollars?
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Male 11,739
It`s good that they returned it but the old bitch could have given them a reward. Hopefully she`ll choke on the crackers.
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Female 507
Wait, why would you return food?

The store accepts returned food, just so they can destroy it? Why doesn`t this make sense >_>

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Male 455
I`dve kept it. Don`t judge me. I need the money.
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Male 233
if thinks like this happened to me i wouldnt be in debt lol
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Female 961
Youd be surprised. When my grandfather died, we found ALL of his money, in a few paper envelopes, in a normal shopping bag in the top of one of the kitchen cabinets. We almost threw it out!!! I totally believe it.

The old bat should have given an award though..... or like THANKS

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Female 850
nobody puts money of that value in a box of CRACKERS and then FORGETS it`s there and takes it back to the store. Nobody does that. You put 10 grand in an envelope and put the envelope in a cracker box you better damn remember your money in there. That old lady LIES.
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Male 107
That lady lies its not her life savings because you dont shove life savings in a cracker box
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Female 779
So this store puts open items back on display, thats a little unhygenic. :/
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Female 354
This is a good story, but I was hoping that the owner of the money would have leased called them and say thank you or something
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Male 608
mix-up? I THINK NOT!!!
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Male 720
Stop with the guessing game descriptions! >:O
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Female 221
What makes no sense to me is why she returned a box. It had to be open because she had been putting money in it. How often do you return food anyway? Am I missing something? Also, if you`re storing your money in something, wouldn`t you take the food out?
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Male 4,867
aww i was sure there was gonna be tiny little transvestite that jumped out of the box
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Female 2,289
Stupid fcking crackers. white people always do the dumbest things and then look, no reward for your good deeds. stupid fcking crackers (not in the box, the ones that opened the box)
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How is doing a good deed dumb? Racist
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Male 868
Please just tell us in the description to what it is. It`s really annoying to read the article (not knowing, of course) and not be phased by it.
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Female 14
Only an old lady would hide her life savings in a cracker box.
Silly old ladies.
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Female 1,386
"The Lake Forest woman, whose identity was not released, had lost faith in her bank and decided the box would be a safer place for the money."

Shady. I don`t buy it.

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Male 1,556
Don`t mind Hobbs he`s on his period.
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Male 9
Stupid fcking crackers. white people always do the dumbest things and then look, no reward for your good deeds. stupid fcking crackers (not in the box, the ones that opened the box)
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Male 2,788
i thought it would be a penis
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Male 2,788
no reward?

fcking selfish old scrooge.

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Female 681
I live 5 minutes from there, and I love that whole foods market

that old lady was lucky that some family was kind enough to return the money, in these tough times

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Male 449
let that be a lesson to old people everywhere. stop returning every goddamn thing.
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Male 1,078
I second that headdesk, videogamer, with a side of facepalm. Not to mention there was no reward.
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Female 271
What a sh*tty old woman, I would`ve done something really nice for people who gave my life savings back who could`ve easily spent it.
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Male 3,014
"The Lake Forest woman, whose identity was not released, had lost faith in her bank and decided the box would be a safer place for the money."

*headdesk*

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Male 221
seriously... a big amount money and you return it without getting a reward? are people stupid? 10 THOUSAND dollars could do some good
personally if it was me id try to find out where she lives and hide about 2grand aroud her house
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Female 15,763
HAHA.

My school has a miniature obsession with cheddar bunnies.

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Male 1,556
Why the hell would you not spend it???!?!?!?!?!?!?!!/1///!1111!?1?!1/1?1/1?11/!!?!/1/1/1/1/!?!!?!?1/1
Probably mormons.
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Male 91
All this IAB you make the call crap is overused.
They keep getting worse and worse as well. This one was overly poo.
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Male 1,011
Man, people are freakin idiots. I would have spent that money instantly!
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Male 161
10 thousand dollars in One-Hundred Dollar bills stuffed in a white envelope? brb with my reaction to the real thing.
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Male 381
Mehhh..with a capital Meh.
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Male 1,590
Who you callin` a cracker?
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Male 1,526
money. come on, that`s boring.
wasn`t even a bomb or anthrax, I`m tired of feel good articles.
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Male 1,526
ONE GIANT CRACKER??? brb with my reaction to the real thing
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Male 19
Link: Calif. Family Get A Surprise In A Box Of Crackers [Rate Link] - A rat? A human finger? A winning lottery ticket? C`mon, I-A-B--you make the call.
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