Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Utah toddler puts more than $1,000 in the shredder

Utah toddler puts more than $1,000 in the shredder

Searching for the missing money, they were horrified to find it torn to pieces - courtesy of their son, Leo.

He apparently got his hands on the envelope.

The money was being saved to pay back dad Ben's parents for the University of Utah football season tickets, in the US.

"I'm digging through the trash and she hollers and says, 'I found it, '" Ben told the news station, referring to Jackee.

The envelope, labeled "Utah Utes Tickets", contained $1,060 and was placed on a counter as a reminder to deliver it to relatives.

Leo is familiar with the shredder because he helps his mother shred "junk mail and important documents".

She said the boy has shown previous interest in the shredder.

The shredded money left Ben and Jackee in a total loss for words.

"Leo had no idea he did anything wrong", said Jackee, "It felt unfair to get mad and he probably doesn't even know what cash is as we use our credit card for nearly everything". It didn't take long for them to realize that their son Leo was behind the mischief.

The couple contacted the US Treasury Department and may be able to get some or all of the money back, but it could take up to two years. "2 year old shredded $1,060", Ben tweeted.

A government office that deals with mutilated cash might be able to help the family.

"Honestly in my heart, I said some day this is going to be really amusing", Ben agreed, adding that most parents only have to deal with their kids drawing on their walls.

2-year-old Leo Belnap might have been frustrated with Utah's loss to Washington State on Saturday.

Jackee Belnap said this will make "a great wedding story one day". 'He said, "Bag it up in little Ziploc bags, mail it to D.C., and in one to two years, you'll get your money back"'.

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