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Man Finds $52,000 of Treasure in Own Backyard

Man Finds $52,000 of Treasure in Own Backyard

Staten Island resident Matthew Emanuel opened what he thought was an old cable box and instead found thousands of dollars of ill-gotten booty.

But submerged in the dirt, the remains of what he had always assumed was an old cable box were revealed to be a buried safe.

The safe contained zippered bags filled with various jewelry and “the most fragile dollars you could ever imagine, and almost all of them were hundreds.” Those bills totaled $16,300.

“I thought we found buried treasure,” Emanuel said.

Along with the items contained in the safe was a Brooklyn address that Emanuel was able to trace to one of his neighbors.

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