When A Plumber Was Working On A School Restroom, He Found A Stash Of Stolen Treasure From The ’40s

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The girls’ restroom at school isn’t exactly the most appropriate place for a fully grown man to find himself. At the very least, he’s likely to raise a few eyebrows or even find himself in hot water with the police. But in the case of one man from Illinois, his visit to a female bathroom was just part of his day job. As a plumber, this guy had been tasked with helping to demolish the toilets in an old school building. And yet during this very mundane task, he made an extraordinary discovery.

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As the plumber worked on removing one of the old toilets, he cracked open an air vent on the wall behind it. And suddenly, a pile of debris came tumbling out. But as he examined the items, he realized that they weren’t your average detritus and rubble. In fact, the workman’s find would go onto make headlines across the country – and reveal a remarkable 70-year-long story.

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You see, while the objects that the plumber pulled out of the wall likely aren’t worth much in cash, they do hold significant sentimental value. Untouched for decades, the stash of artifacts acts as a time capsule for a bygone era. And one item in particular has a special place in the heart of its owner, who was missing it for around 70 years. So you can imagine her delight when she was reunited with her lost treasure.

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