Toddler Shreds Over $1,000 of Parents’ Cash [VIDEO]
A Utah family won't be attending any Utes football games this season after their 2-year-old son shredded over $1,000 in cash the family had set aside to pay for season tickets.
Ben and Jackee Belnap call themselves hardcore Utes fans. They'd been saving for about a year to pay for season tickets. But when they went to retrieve the money it wasn't where they had left it.
They tell KTVX that they looked everywhere -- under rugs, in drawers, in the couch.
Then the Belnaps found where the cash had gone. It was in the shredder.
They knew immediately that their 2-year-old son Leo was the culprit.
"Honestly in my heart, I said someday this is going to be really funny," Ben Belnap told the TV station.
Jackee Belnap notes that their son frequently helps her shred old bills and no-longer-needed documents. She figures that she may have forgotten to unplug the shredder.
There is some hope for the couple. They've contacted the US Department of Treasury and were told that they may be able to recover some or all of the money. The process, however, could take up to two years.