- Boy left home alone discovered his parents hidden stash
- He grabbed the N2.2m notes and shredded it all into pieces
- The money was reportedly a bank loan that his father had taken
- The father took the pieces to the bank to try and get replacement
- Bank refused to replace the notes, unless he reconstructed the ripped ones
A five-year-old Chinese toddler who was left home unattended by his parents did wonders with his parent’s cash. The boy, from Qingdao, reportedly ripped into tiny bits bank notes estimated to be worth N2.2m.
The kid is said to must have discovered the stash while playing and had no clue what the secretly kept pieces of papers were meant for.
His parents couldn’t believe their eyes when they finally returned home, only to find the house cluttered with pieces of bank notes. The father, only identified as Gao, then tried to reconstruct the notes.
"I painstakingly tried to put together the pieces. Two days later I was still trying to reconstruct the notes, but did not succeed. They were shredded into very tiny pieces,” the father, who is a businessman, told journalists.
Earlier on, he had reportedly taken the pieces of notes to the bank in attempts to get replacement. But the bank refused.
He was told the bank could only give him new notes if he was able to put together the shredded pieces. He tried to do that but failed miserably.
It also emerged that the cash was a loan that Gao had taken from the bank. He will now have to find other ways of settling the loan.
It’s not yet clear what kind of punishment the kid received for the hefty damage.
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