Woman throws out mattress with 1$ Million inside

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    Woman throws out mattress with 1$ Million inside

    Post by SensGirl11 on Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:30 pm

    Unbelievable! How do you make this kind of mistake?????????

    By Ian Deitch, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    JERUSALEM - An Israeli woman mistakenly threw out a mattress she said had almost $1 million inside, setting off a frantic search through tons of garbage at a number of landfill sites on Wednesday.

    The woman told The Associated Press that she bought her elderly mother a new mattress as a surprise present on Monday - and threw out the old one.

    The next day, she said, she remembered that she had hidden her life savings inside the old mattress. "I woke up in the morning screaming, when it hit me what happened," said the Tel Aviv woman, who asked not to be identified.

    She went to look for the mattress, but it had already been hauled away by garbage collectors, she said. Subsequent searches at three different landfill sites turned up nothing.
    She said the money was in U.S. dollars and Israeli shekels. She refused to say how she acquired such a large sum. "It was all my money in the world," she said.

    The Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot published a picture of the woman searching through garbage at a dump in southern Israel. The picture shows the woman, dressed in a white top and black pants with her back to the camera, picking through a huge pile of trash that fills the frame about 10 feet in all directions.

    Yitzhak Borba, the dump manager, told Army Radio that his staff was helping the woman, saying she appeared "totally desperate." He said the mattress was hard to find among the 2,500 tons of garbage that arrives at the site every day.

    He said the increased security at the site to keep would-be treasure hunters away.

    The woman said the money had been stashed in a mattress because she had had "traumatic experiences with banks" in the past. She would not elaborate.

    She said she is trying to remain hopeful the money would be recovered, but she fears someone may already have found it.
    Even so, she said it could be worse. "People have to take everything in proportion, and thank God for the good and the bad," she said.
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    Re: Woman throws out mattress with 1$ Million inside

    Post by shabbs on Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:31 pm

    Holy moly.

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    Post by SensFan71 on Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:32 pm

    that is when Bill Engvall comes out to this woman and says, here's your sign. Laughing3
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    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:28 pm

    Sounds like a hoax to me.


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    Re: Woman throws out mattress with 1$ Million inside

    Post by shabbs on Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:03 pm

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:Sounds like a hoax to me.
    It's a new reality show...

    The MONEY Mattress!

    Find the mattress... find the money!

    Laughing3

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    Post by SensFan71 on Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:20 pm

    shabbs wrote:
    Cap'n Clutch wrote:Sounds like a hoax to me.
    It's a new reality show...

    The MONEY Mattress!

    Find the mattress... find the money!

    Laughing3

    sounds like a weird twist on rat race Laughing3
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    Re: Woman throws out mattress with 1$ Million inside

    Post by shabbs on Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:22 pm

    SensFan71 wrote:
    shabbs wrote:
    Cap'n Clutch wrote:Sounds like a hoax to me.
    It's a new reality show...

    The MONEY Mattress!

    Find the mattress... find the money!

    Laughing3

    sounds like a weird twist on rat race Laughing3
    FOX would pick it up. For sure.

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    Re: Woman throws out mattress with 1$ Million inside

    Post by SensFan71 on Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:26 pm

    shabbs wrote:
    SensFan71 wrote:
    shabbs wrote:
    Cap'n Clutch wrote:Sounds like a hoax to me.
    It's a new reality show...

    The MONEY Mattress!

    Find the mattress... find the money!

    Laughing3

    sounds like a weird twist on rat race Laughing3
    FOX would pick it up. For sure.

    Fox would pick anything up and call it reality TV, they got nothing good Laughing3

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    Re: Woman throws out mattress with 1$ Million inside

    Post by Guest on Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:17 pm

    It really begs the question: How do you forget that you have A MILLION DOLLARS in you mattress? She deserves to never see the money again. Moron.

    Btw, SensGirl11, I love what you've done with the avatar.

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    Re: Woman throws out mattress with 1$ Million inside

    Post by SensFan71 on Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:35 am

    hemlock wrote:It really begs the question: How do you forget that you have A MILLION DOLLARS in you mattress? She deserves to never see the money again. Moron.

    Btw, SensGirl11, I love what you've done with the avatar.

    I am guessing some homeless person will find a nice surprise in a mattress they lifted from the dump, apparently that is what happens according to one of the owners/managers of the waste sites that was on the news last night.

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