An Australian man says he accidentally threw out $50,000 worth of his wife's gold jewelry recently in an attempt to fool any would-be robbers.You know, if you're hiding your valuables in garbage bags, you might want to tell other members of your family about that, but I guess hindsight is 20/20 like that.
The Queensland man -- who gave only his first name, Geoffrey -- hid the family's gold collection in garbage bags after his GPS navigation system and keys were recently stolen, The Courier-Mail in Brisbane reported in its Tuesday edition.
"I had this great idea to split the gold into three rubbish bags so if the thieves did come in they're not going to find it," Geoffrey said.
The valuable trash bags, however, ended up in the local landfill last week when the man's children cleaned house in anticipation of an upcoming move.
Monday, August 29, 2011
I hope for this guy's sake that they also threw out all of the sharp knives in the home: