$10,000 in cash was found by a 10-year-old boy and his father inside a Kansas City hotel room.
Tyler Schaefer discovered quite a bit of money while staying with his family at the Hilton Airport Hotel on Saturday. Cody Schaefer, the boy’s dad, said the bills were stacked neatly inside a drawer when they were uncovered by his son.
The 10-year-old who found the $10,000 apparently makes a habit of investigating every inch of his hotel room when the family travels. However, this is the first time the boy has found a large sum of money just randomly hanging out inside a hotel. His father said he was “very observant.”
Cody explained that his son shouted that he’d found money when he stumbled across the cash. Instead of finding a five or a 10 dollar bill, Schaefer said Tyler had located a substantial amount of money. The family didn’t know what to do when they first laid eyes on it.
“I didn’t know if it was real. I showed it to my dad and he said it was real,” the 10-year-old boy explained. He said that he was shocked by the discovery.
Instead of keeping the money, the family turned the $10,000 over to Kansas City Police Department. Sergeant Randy Francis said nobody has contacted the hotel regarding the missing money just yet. In Francis’ book, this is more than a little suspicious.
If the $10,000 the boy found goes unclaimed — the owners have seven months to come forward — then it could eventually find its way back to the Schaefers. However, the 10-year-old boy’s father said he isn’t getting his hopes up.
“We didn’t have the money when we got there, so it doesn’t change much,” Cody explained. Should the money find its way back to the family, he said it would go into a college fund.
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