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His Dog Ate $500 in Cash, So the U.S. Treasury Reimbursed Him

“It all comes out in the end,” he said. “It was great to get the check after all the crap I went through.”

 |  Oct 3rd 2013  |   0 Contributions

You might remember Wayne Klinkel, who we wrote about in April. Wayne Klinkel is a hero and a patriot. When Wayne Klinkel discovered five Benjamins missing from his car after he ate dinner at a restaurant one night, he cast a suspicious eye on his dog, a Golden Retriever who was sitting there on the car seat looking like he ate a mortgage payment.

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“Sundance is notorious for eating anything and everything, so right away I knew what happened,” Klinkel said at the time. “I thought ‘You dumb S.O.B.' I couldn’t believe he did that.”

So Klinkel did what nobody would do -- unless they were badass. He picked through his dog's poop and began reassembling the bills. And then his daughter joined him. The Klinkel family: In it to win it. 

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Klinkel then took the money to the bank, because of course. 

“Eww,” the teller told him. “We can’t take these because we would have to give them to another customer.”

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So he went to a larger bank, who scooted him back out the door.

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Then he went to the Federal Reserve, which accepted the money, politely said it would look into the matter, then cut all communications. 

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Five months later, the goverment finally responded. On Monday, Wayne Klinkel went to the mail box and saw a check. A green and gold one. Worth $500. 


“I opened it and thought ‘holy s**t,’” he told the Independent Record. “I gave Sundance a pat, showed it to him and told him not to eat it.”

As for Sundance, he's doing well, although he did lose sight in one eye after a vet had to remove a growth. Klinkel and Sundance deposited the check in the bank the day after they received it, removing whatever temptation it might pose to Sundance. A green and gold check does sound delicious. 

“It all comes out in the end,” Klinkel mused. “It was great to get the check after all the crap I went through.”

Nice one, Klinkel.

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Via the Independent Record


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