TEL AVIV – An Israeli woman is searching through landfills after accidentally tossing her mother-in-law’s mattress that contained $1 million life savings!
The woman, identified only as Anat in the press, decided on Monday to buy her mother-in-law a new mattress as a surprise present. For full effect, she removed the old mattress and threw it out without telling the older woman.
When the woman informed her of what she had done, Anat immediately tried to retrieve the money, but trash collectors had already come and gone. Anat has since gone to three different landfills, with no luck.
She is currently searching through a fourth one, and the dump manager has said his staff is doing everything they can to help her. But with 2,500 tons of garbage coming in every day, it is unlikely it will ever be found. The manager has increased security at the site to deter looters from attempting to steal the money.
CNN has an interview with one of the trash collectors who tried to assist her: