Treasure hunt loving boy finds $10,000 in hotel room

Alys Francis, ninemsn
10:48am June 1, 2013

A father got an unexpected bonus after checking into a Hilton hotel in the US when his son discovered $10,000 stashed in a drawer.

Cody Schaefer was with his three children in Kansas City last weekend, taking them to theme parks for their school holidays, The Kansas City Star reports.

As soon as they got to their hotel room at Kansas City Airport, Mr Schaefer's 10-year-old son Tyler, who has a love of treasure hunts, began methodically opening all the drawers.

"Somebody might have left something cool," Tyler explained when his father asked what he was doing.

A few moments later Tyler announced he had found money.

Mr Schaefer assumed it would be small change but after taking a closer look he quickly noticed his son had found $10,400 in neatly stacked bills.

"We didn't know what to do at first," Mr Schaefer said.

The father and son eventually decided they could not keep the cash because they did not know who it belonged to and handed it over to two off-duty police officers who were working security at the hotel.

But the Schaefers could be rewarded for their honesty, with local laws ruling any money be returned to the finder if it is not claimed in seven months.

Author: Alys Francis. Approving editor: Nick Pearson.

Source: The Kansas City Star.

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