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Couple Finds Safe Filled With Treasures In Their Backyard And Do The Right Thing

By Mark LoProto


You’re rummaging through your backyard and stumble upon a rusty container filled with $52,000 worth of gold, diamonds, and cash. What’s your first instinct? If you’re Matthew and Maria Colonna-Emanuel, apparently, you return it to its rightful owner.


The Staten Island couple had lived with an unsightly metal box in their backyard, assuming it to be part of a utility box. It wasn’t until the foliage that covered it was damaged that they decided to inspect it.