Urban Treasure Hunter

May 1st, 2013 by

McCluskey Automotive Urban Foraging

Treasure hunters have a romantic place in the American mythos. The words immediately conjure up images of old pirates and wild west prospectors. Unfortunately, for us, there aren’t a lot of frontiers left to go hunting in. How do you satisfy that primal need to hunt for gold in a world where there just isn’t a place left to hunt? Let us here at McCluskey Automotive, your home for used cars Cincinnati, tell you one man’s solution.

Puerto Rican native Eliel Santos is a self described urban treasure hunter, and yes, it’s pretty much as awesome as it sounds. He does most of his work in New York City. His work involves scouring hard to reach cracks, crevasses, and storm drains looking for valuables that other people have lost or abandoned. How much could he possibly make? Well, we here at Cincinnati car dealerships were shocked by the answer.

According to Eliel, on a good day, he can break $1,000! How is that even possible?  Well, his main tools are some string and a sticky pad, which he lowers into storm drains to retrieve the valuables. His best catch was a diamond bracelet that was worth nearly 20k!

What do you think, is this a fun way to make money, or is he essentially stealing?