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Homeless Man Found with $30,000 in Pockets

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ETHREADZNY, Dec 6, 2002.


    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    MILAN (Reuters) - It was a rags to riches story at a hospital in northern Italy when a homeless man turned out to be carrying some $30,000 in his pockets.

    The 80-year-old bearded man was checked into the psychiatric ward of the hospital three days ago when he was found aimlessly wandering around the city of Como, police told Reuters on Thursday.

    The man, apparently without family, had been living in a shelter and on the streets.

    But to the hospital staff's surprise, they found 10,000 euros (dollars) and 40 million lire, equivalent to another 20,000 euros, in his pockets.

    "He said it was his life's savings," the police source said.

    But the Bank of Italy has foiled a happy ending, by refusing to exchange the lire, which are no longer in circulation, for the euro currency because the man's identification papers expired 13 years ago.

    Under Italian law, currency exchanges can only be carried out with proper identification and in many cases a tax number, which the homeless man does not possess.
  2. FourOneTwo

    FourOneTwo Member

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  3. yoshy

    yoshy Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2000 Messages: 738 Likes Received: 0
    the banking system is really fucked up in italy, or so i hear...
  4. ZoSe

    ZoSe Guest


    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    ^ you are absolutely right, but why did this thread bounce back up to the top?
  6. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    fucking cunts. change the man's money for christ's sake.
  7. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

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  8. rip

    rip Elite Member

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    thats so gay they should change it..................hey speakin of pockets...............whats in your pockets

    GRAFARONI Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2002 Messages: 326 Likes Received: 0
    wow he was like the HolyGrail for pocket checkers
  10. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

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  11. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    for real..you know the banks are evil for that.
  12. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    that just gave me an idea...i'll go door to foor and ask everybody on this island for a dollar.
  13. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    i only meant to hand him a $1 bill, but i accidently gave him a $30,000 bill... fuck...
  14. some pittsburgh flavor

    some pittsburgh flavor Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 4,936 Likes Received: 0
    haha... i know you can still exchange lira for euros... they didn't ask me for ID when i got dollars changed to lira.... stupid jealous bank clerks.
  15. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 178
    Yo! That's MY old man yo, I losted him yo, or like misplaceded... yo, where you fine him at? damn!