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Boy, 5, finds stash of stolen treasure in pond

Boy Finds Treasure In Pond

There might actually be something to all of those bedtime stories about hidden treasure you heard when you were younger.

At least that's the case for a 5-year-old boy in Nuremberg who found a stash of jewelry hidden in a pond in a village in Bavaria.


The Local reports "the boy was poking around with a stick in the water and cried out to his parents when he saw something glittering. The family started taking necklace after necklace out of the water before finding a bag full of jewelery."

At first, police estimated it to be worth just under $14,000. Friday, a spokesperson said the find was worth MANY times that. But it wasn't a case of "finders keepers" unfortunately. Turns out the jewelry was stolen and authorities returned it to the owner.


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halversjohn April 07 2014 at 1:44 PM

unfortnately,observation is a lost gift, or not a taught art in any of todays society.you dont have to look very closely to see that many of the (treasures) in the bag still have price tags on them.i guess most of you folks could not get past the greed and glitter,to observe that.stolen goods for sure.quite a cache of someones stolen stash.try to be more observing of lifes treasures and you may find you allready have ones which money cant buy.

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dlklees halversjohn April 07 2014 at 2:02 PM

Price tags = not stolen? FALSE conclusion!

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halversjohn dlklees April 07 2014 at 2:35 PM

you are an idiot,who does not read well

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John dlklees April 07 2014 at 3:32 PM

Try reading that again, slowly this time and you may understand......

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matterajr April 07 2014 at 11:33 AM

Let's hope they give this kid a good reward!

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Virginia April 07 2014 at 2:42 PM

Seems fishy to me. Price tags and returned to whom? One owner??? I sure hope that child was rewarded and not robbed of his good fortune. A pawn shop would have to report that amount with tags to the police in USA. Hmmm

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Mike April 07 2014 at 11:16 AM

It seems that everything in Germany has been stolen by the Nazis at one time or another.

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James M. Adams Mike April 07 2014 at 12:21 PM

If it was stolen by the na zis, it would have been stolen between 1938 and 1944.

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donahuepapad123 April 07 2014 at 3:34 PM

i have a friend who found something worth a huge sum of money and illegal ,was gonna keep and sell himself and be rich ??? two weeks later they found him and his elderly mother hog tied and shot in the back of thier heads laying on the upstairs bed and the room and house was set on fire ?? so was it worth keeping it ? i miss him and wish he never found the stuff .... if its not yours dont keep it , someone might be willing to do anything to get it back or punnish you for loosing it ???

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James M. Adams April 07 2014 at 11:09 AM

Integrity is what happens when no one is watching.

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noadmail James M. Adams April 07 2014 at 11:30 AM

unfortunately most people can't spell it.

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meatra noadmail April 07 2014 at 11:46 AM

phoneticks bee grate ain't it?

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jsimons4109 April 07 2014 at 3:35 PM

The tags from the store are still on the jewelry. I would have to say they are stolen. Hopefully the store will give the little boy something for being honest.

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psychicfair April 07 2014 at 10:57 AM

Attention everyone, ATTENTION ATTENTION. . . Did anyone here lose a roll of $100 dollar bills with a rubber band around it?

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ELEANOR DEMARZO April 07 2014 at 11:50 PM

i hope the owner gives the boy a big reward

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shondascott1 April 07 2014 at 4:07 PM

Its better to be honest than not. Life can be short and Karma is real so always do the right thing!!! it takes guts and common courtesy to do the right thing. not too many people seem to have those characteristics! congratulations young man on being honest! :D

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Edwin shondascott1 April 07 2014 at 4:44 PM

Being honest gets you nothing but stepped on. You think all those wealthy people in the world got their money by being honest? Nope, they cheated and stole from every person they came across and never give anything back.

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bob Edwin April 07 2014 at 5:33 PM

Time to get out of Mom's basement and get a job

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rolnutz Edwin April 07 2014 at 5:59 PM

Great philosophy-------- not! You must lead a happy life.

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