Couple Unearth $100K in Crazy Magnet Fishing Safe Discovery

June 4, 2024 10:01 am in by

In an extraordinary turn of events, a New York City couple stumbled upon a safe containing $100,000 while magnet fishing in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. James Kane and Barbie Agostini, enthusiastic magnet fishers, reeled in the remarkable find using a powerful magnet tied to a line.

The couple revealed the safe was brimming with bundles of $100 notes. Speaking to NY1, they shared how magnet fishing had become their pandemic hobby, offering an exciting treasure hunt without hefty expenses. “We’ve found plenty of safes before; this is just what a magnet fisher does,” Kane remarked. “We pulled it out, and there were two stacks of hundreds. Big stacks.”

Intrigued by their discovery, Kane and Agostini promptly informed the New York Police. Authorities confirmed that the cash had no criminal attachment and, with no identifiable owner, allowed the couple to keep the fortune.

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Despite the joy, there was a catch—most of the cash was water-damaged. However, according to the Bureau of Engraving & Printing, if over 50% of the damaged currency is recognisable, the couple may still be able to redeem their wet windfall. This unexpected adventure highlights the curious allure of magnet fishing and the surprising treasures it can unveil.