Ben and Jackee Belnap - of Holladay, Utah - told KTVX that they had saved for about a year to pay for University of Utah football season tickets. The envelope disappeared over the weekend and after a thorough investigation, they found its remains in the family's shredder, according to local news outlet KSL in Utah.
When they opened the shredder, they found that he had made a decision to shred something on his own: The envelope filled with the hard-earned cash.
Leo apparently sent the envelope through the shredder sometime when they weren't looking.
Of course, Jackee and Ben said their son will be banned from going near the shredder anytime soon.
The last place you want to find a missing envelope full of money is in your shredder.
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In shock, Jackee said the two "shuffled" through the shreds of paper for a few minutes in silence.
The entire kitchen table was covered in shredded money!
Two-year-old Leo shredded over $1,000. The United States Department of Treasury has an office that handles mutilated currency redemption and the Belnaps have already contacted it.
"Honestly in my heart, I said someday this is going to be really amusing", said Ben. The Utah based family had been saving up for about a year and placed the money in an envelope. "Majority are just amusing, and we laugh about them for days and big jokes, but this was one of those moments that wasn't his greatest, but we love him", said mom Jackee. The Belnap's received a phone call to "bag it up in little Ziploc bags, mail it to D.C., and in one to two years, you'll get your money back".
The football fan decided he wanted to pay them back for their kind gesture, and after a year of saving, he and his wife Jackee reached their goal of $1,060.