30 Aug '11, 3am

Whoops: Aussie man accidentally throws out wife's jewellery, worth $64k, with the trash

BRISBANE, Australia (AFP) - An Australian man has pleaded with his local council to sift through their rubbish tips Tuesday after accidentally throwing out A$50,000 (US$64,300) of his wife's jewellery. The man, who only wanted to be known as Geoff, said the uninsured haul was stored in plastic bags to fool potential robbers but they were mistakenly tossed into wheelie bins outside his house last week in a pre-move clean-up. 'We're moving house, and I told the kids to give me any garbage lying around for me to throw out,' he told the Brisbane Courier-Mail newspaper. 'My wife rang me up when I was at work and said: 'Where are the bags?' 'You know that sick feeling you get? Wow.' The collection included charm bracelets, bangles and pure gold bars.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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