Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Box Of Gold And Silver Returned To Owner

UNIONTOWN, Ohio, (UPI) — Police in Ohio said the owner of a coin and jewelry shop will not press charges after a cache of $50,000 in gold and silver was returned intact.

Uniontown Police Sgt. Michael Batchik said a box fell from the trunk of a car carrying merchandise from Hartville Coin & Jewelry to the post office Thursday and security cameras outside the business recorded the box being picked up by a man driving a Buick Rendezvous sport-utility vehicle, the Canton (Ohio) Repository reported Tuesday.

Batchik said the cameras got a glimpse of the man’s face when he came to the door of the business before picking up the box and was turned away by employees who said the business was not yet opened.

Michael Swogger, 36, the man who picked up the box, said a friend recognized him when the security camera footage appeared on the news.

“My fiancee was with me when we picked it up. She said don’t open it. She thought it was a bomb,” Swogger said.

However, Swogger said he instead discovered gold Krugerrands, sovereign British gold coins, 75 Canadian silver dollars and more than 25 troy ounces of scrap gold inside the small box.

Swogger said police were understanding when he and his mother brought the coins to the station.

“I called the chief [Harold Britt] and told him I was,” Swogger said. “I was at the police department by 7 a.m. and stood outside for 20 minutes. But we were in Hartville. We had to go to Uniontown. And the officers were very polite. I want to commend the chief for treating me like a human being. I told him I apologized and had intentions on returning it.”

Batchik said Richard Frost, owner of Hartville Coin & Jewelry, declined to press charges because the box and its contents were intact.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Box Of Gold And Silver Returned To Owner”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.