Most people expect to find spiders or old boxes of junk in their attics. But a Utah man found at least $40,000 in cash.
Josh Ferrin recently purchased a home in the appropriately dubbed Bountiful, Utah, and noticed an access panel into the attic. That's where he found the money, packed into eight ammo boxes, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
After briefly pondering his own needs, including fixing his house and his car, he decided to do what was right.
“I couldn’t let myself consider the money mine,” Ferrin told the Tribune. "(The previous homeowner) didn’t put it there for me. He put it there for a rainy day.”
It turns out the previous owner, Arnold Bangerter, was a father of six, who bought the home in the 1960s and had died in November.
“I knew he was a father, and I am a father, too. And I can understand thinking about the future and your children,” Ferrin said.
Ferrin tracked down Bangerter’s youngest son, Dennis, and his brother, Kay, who said they would split the money between the six siblings. He wasn’t sure how much money he handed over, because he stopped counting bills at $40,000, and there were stocks, bonds and about 50 pounds of coins in the ammo boxes.
“Hopefully, they won’t hide it in their ceiling,” Ferrin joked.