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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/mystery-contents-locked-vault-zealand-145345500.html

"A mysterious vault found in the basement of a New Zealand home has Reddit users salivating over what could possibly be inside.On Friday Reddit user dont_stop_me_smee posted an album on the Pics subreddit, explaining that a friend of his moved into a former drug house and found a huge safe and that they wanted to get it opened."


Anyone else seen this?




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  #784378 20-Mar-2013 12:31
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Yup saw the original post on Reddit. :)



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  #784385 20-Mar-2013 12:44
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Im kinda intrigued by it




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  #784392 20-Mar-2013 12:52
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Bad news reporting right there. They only disclose the safe used to belong to a drug dealer in the last paragraph.

The news is the number of people giving opinions on Reddit, not the safe previously being owned by a drug dealer.





 

 

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  #784394 20-Mar-2013 12:55
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Looking at the photo album we get more information. This guy's friend is renting the property and says "I need to know what's in this vault!"

Well, I have news then: the safe does not belong to him or his friend. It's not up to him to have it opened or not. It's not his decision to make.





 

 

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  #784397 20-Mar-2013 13:00
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freitasm: Bad news reporting right there. They only disclose the safe used to belong to a drug dealer in the last paragraph.

It's also in the second paragraph.

freitasm: Well, I have news then: the safe does not belong to him or his friend. It's not up to him to have it opened or not. It's not his decision to make.

He says somewhere in the thread that he has permission from the landlord to open it, but not to damage it.

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freitasm: Looking at the photo album we get more information. This guy's friend is renting the property and says "I need to know what's in this vault!"

Well, I have news then: the safe does not belong to him or his friend. It's not up to him to have it opened or not. It's not his decision to make.



Read the Reddit story, it says they have permission from the landlord.

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  #784508 20-Mar-2013 14:48
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I'm really interested in it.
Though I suspect the tenant may spend money and or time getting it open and finding nothing (or nothing valuable).

 
 
 
 


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  #784523 20-Mar-2013 15:15

Wouldn't it be awesome like a Treasure hunt?
I mean imagine he opens it and there is lots of money or jewelleries inside :D
But that would make it worth it.

I would be disappointed if there was nothing inside lol

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  #784537 20-Mar-2013 15:35
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The likelihood of anything valuable in there is quite low, unless the house was raided and seized from the gang by the courts and then sold, it is likely that when they moved out they took everything with them.

"If I were a gang" I would actually leave the safe unlocked on a daily basis, but use it as a store room, as soon as the cops come knocking ( they would need to present a warrant to enter the property)  I get one of the guys to go and spin the dial and lock the safe ( Hence all the tape on the dial, holding the combination to the open position).

Most locked safes are empty and I would guess this one is too... ( But I am sure that one of the dopey TV news channels will pick this up sometime, 

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  #784546 20-Mar-2013 15:47
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Great story - but irrespective of what's in the safe, it doesn't belong to him. Or the landlord. If there is something in there it belongs to whoever put it there. If that happens to be "the druggie"*, chances are he's heard about the story and may send a friend or two round for a polite chat, over tea and biscuits, respectfully requesting the property be handed over.

*any mention of who this person is, if they're free/incarcerated/alive etc?

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  #784551 20-Mar-2013 15:54
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Wikipedia says "Property is generally deemed to have been abandoned if it is found in a place where the true owner likely intended to leave it, but is in such a condition that it is apparent that he or she has no intention of returning to claim it. Abandoned property generally becomes the property of whoever should find it and take possession of it first..."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost,_mislaid,_and_abandoned_property

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  #784555 20-Mar-2013 15:58
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Wikipedia may not be a great reference in a court of law. Tried finding something on NZ law instead?




 

 

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I don't think it would be too hard to build an arduino controlled servo setup to brute force it.  Given the rules there's only about 720,000 possible combinations... 



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http://www.reddit.com/r/WhatsInThisThing/comments/1aji0i/legal_questions/c8y9grn

Someone posted some legal stuff from a Law Student in NZ.




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  #784685 20-Mar-2013 19:44
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nedkelly: http://www.reddit.com/r/WhatsInThisThing/comments/1aji0i/legal_questions/c8y9grn

Someone posted some legal stuff from a Law Student in NZ.


Probably the same law students who try and argue the legalities of being denied entry to a bar after 2:00am every Saturday night.

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