What is the most interesting thing that you have found when buying a used car? A boy from Indiana found $ 5,000 in cash and checks under a floor mat while cleaning his family’s newly purchased SUV.
The only thing I ever found in a used car was a small bottle of hand sanitizer left by the previous owner of my car. Ironically, I made this discovery shortly after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, so it came in handy.
How did it happen
Michael Melvin has asked his 9-year-old son Landon to clean the family’s new Chevy Suburban. The Melvins have five children, so they haven’t had a chance to clean the vehicle since purchasing the used vehicle in September.
But when Landon started cleaning under the floor mats, he made a discovery.
âI was cleaning my dad’s car and, when I looked under the floor, I found the package. Then I told my dad, and he was like âwhatever,â Landon said.
Michael Melvin tells ABC-7 that he was not initially impressed.
âI was like ‘whatever’. He’s nine years old, âhis father said. âI’m like ‘you found something, okay.’ He says, ‘No, daddy, I really did. I walk. I see it. I bend down. I say, you know, that is that? And I think it’s probably some kind of paperwork. “
Who owned the money
The Melvins managed to track down the SUV’s former owner, tracing it back to a family in South Carolina. They had traveled to Florida in 2019 and forgot that they had hidden the envelope under one of the groundsheets.
The good news is that they gave 9-year-old Landon a finder’s fee. The family insisted that Landon keep $ 1,000 of the money they found.