For those of you who aren’t familiar with Storage Wars, it’s a reality TV show (a hugely popular one, too) hosted by a man named Dan Dotson. He’s a life-long auctioneer who lives and breathes deals. The show involves buying and selling storage units in which the contents are unknown until after the purchase is made. So you can imagine the kinds of drama involved.
And this particular story is nothing short of dramatic. You only see things like this in gangster movies. To give you the gist of it, someone bought a storage unit from Dan Dotson for $500. The new owner of this storage unit opened the unit and found a locked safe inside. Yes, as you probably imagined, there was money in the safe. Not a little bit of money. A lot of money. $7.5 million to be exact. And when Dotson found out, he had no words to explain how he felt.
The shocking discovery eventually led to a legal ordeal and one in which multiple offers were made. Here’s the story.
A Sight Straight Out of a Gangster Film
The star of Storage Wars, Dan Dotson, has been something of a legend in the auctioneering world over the last few decades. Dan has been a big part of the hit series since day one. Throughout the years, he’s seen it all, opening storage units and auctioning off some amazing finds. However, he recently stumbled upon something truly remarkable and it could easily have come straight out of a gangster film.
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While attending the “Cars, Stars and Rock N’ Roll” charity event in Indio, California, Dan Dotson heard a remarkable story. And it all started at a charity event.
It Started With a Charity Event
The Storage Wars host noticed a woman was staring at him from the other end of the room. Eventually, she approached him. And what she told him left him speechless.
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Dan Dotson posted a video on Twitter, basically telling the story that the woman told him at the charity event. He said in the video: “An older Asian woman at the table next to me kept looking at me like she wanted to tell me something.”
“[She said that] ‘My husband works for a guy and he bought a unit from you for $500 and it had a safe in it.’”