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Crusader 05-30-2013 04:38 PM

Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A 10-year-old boy who found $10,000 in a drawer at a Kansas City hotel where he was staying with his dad turned the money over to police.

Tyler Schaefer found the neatly stacked bills Saturday in the room where he and his father, Cody Schaefer, were staying at a hotel near the airport, The Kansas City Star reported (Boy finds $10,000 in KC hotel room - KansasCity.com). Cody Schaefer, a truck driver and mechanic from Rapid City, S.D., meets his former wife in Kansas City every year to get his three children for summer vacation.

Cody Schaefer said Tyler, a Cub Scout, is always on the lookout for clues and treasure.

"He looks for stuff at random," Schaefer said of his son. "He's very observant."

Schaefer said after they checked into their room Saturday, Tyler began opening all the drawers, and it wasn't too long before Tyler announced: "I found money!"

Schaefer thought maybe his son had found a forgotten $10 bill, but when he looked closer he saw the stack of bills totaling $10,000. He wondered if the bills were fake, but saw they had the appropriate watermarks and seemed legitimate.

"We didn't know what to do at first," Schaefer said.

Schaefer told his son they couldn't keep the cash because they didn't know who it belonged to. They handed the money over to two off-duty police officers working security at the hotel. The officers contacted Sgt. Randy Francis, a property and evidence supervisor, who stored the cash at a police facility.

Police said it's unclear how long the money had been there, and they can't track down every guest who stayed in that room recently. Police spokesman Capt. Tye Grant said Thursday no one had claimed the money yet.

According to a Missouri statute, lost money could revert to a finder after about seven months if no one can prove ownership. But the owner then has another year to prove the money is his or hers and claim it from the finder.

"I didn't come there with $10,000 and I didn't leave with $10,000," Cody Schaefer said. "So it was a wash."

Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room

Somewhere out there a mobster is cursing right now.

SmashMouth 05-30-2013 04:44 PM

Re: Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room
 
... or dead somewhere ...

Danno 05-30-2013 04:59 PM

Re: Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SmashMouth (Post 505572)
... or dead somewhere ...

Which is probably why it was still in the room.

WhoDat!656 05-30-2013 08:32 PM

Re: Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room
 
The maids at that hotel are kicking their own a$$es for missing that!!

QBREES9 05-30-2013 08:37 PM

Re: Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room
 
"I didn't come there with $10,000 and I didn't leave with $10,000," Cody Schaefer said. "So it was a wash."

Um, Honest kid.

WhoDat!656 05-30-2013 11:01 PM

Re: Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room
 
Honest and broke!

If I found 10K in a motel room, or anywhere else, I wouldn't say a damn thing to anyone!!!

Crusader 05-31-2013 03:14 AM

Re: Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room
 
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Originally Posted by QBREES9 (Post 505610)
"I didn't come there with $10,000 and I didn't leave with $10,000," Cody Schaefer said. "So it was a wash."

Um, Honest kid.

But don't they have a chance of getting the money if nobody claims it? Or did I misunderstand the article?

Danno 05-31-2013 12:16 PM

Re: Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Crusader (Post 505659)
But don't they have a chance of getting the money if nobody claims it? Or did I misunderstand the article?

Yep, thats what I see too.

According to a Missouri statute, lost money could revert to a finder after about seven months if no one can prove ownership. But the owner then has another year to prove the money is his or hers and claim it from the finder.

TheOak 05-31-2013 02:05 PM

Re: Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room
 
Popo "holding" cash;)

"can't track down every guest who stayed in that room recently" - Do whuuuuh?

I will go ahead and assume it wasn't $10k exact, otherwise once this hit the news its going to be pretty difficult to prove who owns it unless there is an excel file some where with serials.

This happens from time to time in Houston, Mexicans comes across the border with cash to Christmas chop, buy chevys, or "invest". Usually found in a shoe box in a motel closet or drawer.

Yea.... I am honest. But also play the losers weepers motto. If your too frikken stupid to secure $10,000 in cash you shouldn't be allowed to have it.

I practice the Shane statute
Possession = 9/10ths the law....and I didn't steal it.

Now, If I saw you drop it, its coming right back to you.

QBREES9 05-31-2013 05:11 PM

Re: Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room
 
But also play the losers weepers motto. If your too frikken stupid to secure $10,000 in cash you shouldn't be allowed to have it.

True.


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