Man Finds Buried Treasure Safe In His Backyard, But Thats Just The Start Of A Wild Adventure

Nobody knew that an old, rusty, metal box that lurked in a homeowner’s backyard would be the start of something wild: a hidden safe, cash, and jewels from a 2011 robbery.  Such is the tale of a metal safe found in Staten Island. The details about its past and its true owners made worldwide headlines.

13. A Mystery Box

Image: Matthew Emmanuel

An old metal box was buried underneath a grove of poison ivy, tangled up in a wooded area in a Staten Island backyard. Homeowner Matthew Emmanuel thought it was just an old electrical box. It turned out to be something much more. Emmanuel would have never investigated it if not for a particularly harsh winter and a man named Bamboo Bob.

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