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Toddler Puts $1000 Cash Through His Parent’s Shredder!

Toddler Puts $1000 Cash Through His Parent’s Shredder!

Every parent has their own horror story involving their young child. Whether it be drawing with texta on freshly painted walls or emptying out the contents of the pantry onto the floor, kids will always get up to mischief.

One story we’ve never come across though is of a toddler shredding his parent’s hard earned money. Until now that is!

Ben Benlap and his wife from Salt Lake City, Utah didn’t know whether to laugh or cry after discovering their young son Leo had put an envelope containing $1000 through the shredder. Yep, you heard correctly…$1000…gone…shredded!

Ben and his wife had been saving up to repay Ben’s parents for buying them season tickets for the University of Utah football season.

“As devastated and as sick as we were, this was one of those moments where you just have to laugh,” Ms Belnap told a US television station.

The mum went on to reveal that her young son often helped with shredding mail and loved the sound the machine made.

“Most people they say, ‘Oh, a kid drew crayon on the wall’ or something. I’ve never heard of a kid shredding a grand,” Leo’s father said of the money they had been saving for a year.

Luckily for the family the US Department of Treasury has confirmed that they be eligible to get all their money back. If I were them I would get rid of the shredder immediately!


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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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