Happy (??) New Year: The Week in Self Storage

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After a relaxing long weekend filled with reverie and good cheer, well the news wasn’t quite as good this week in self storage:

  • 60 pounds of marijuana were found in an abandoned storage unit in Kokomo, Indiana.  The tenants of the unit, who are still unknown, had not paid rent in months and the facility owners took possession of the unit.  After Howard County Sheriff’s Deputies were alerted to the fine, one commented that they “would never expect this quantity of drugs to be left as unclaimed property.”
  • Continuing on a string of bad situations in Georgia storage facilities, a pair of would be burglars were discovered hiding in a storage unit in Macon last week.  Both were 16-year-old males who are suspects in a string of burglaries along Billy Williamson Drive,  including on at the Simply Self Storage facility where they were discovered to be hiding.
  • Human remains found in a Pensacola, Florida storage unit were confirmed to be those of missing disabled girl Tia McShane.  Tia had been missing since 2007.  Her cause of death is still undetermined.
  • A storage unit belonging to accused child rapist Earl Bradley is scheduled to be auctioned off next month.  The rent on Bradley’s Delaware storage unit has not been paid in nearly a year and any proceeds from the auction will go to cover those costs.  The unit was previously searched by Delaware State Police and contains arcade games, artwork and business and kitchen equipment.
  • Florida political consultant Doug Guetzloe has filed a lawsuit against a local news station as well as Public Storage seeking damages totaling $1 million after documents left in his Orlando storage unit were auctioned off and subsequently used for news stories on that station.  Guetzloe claims Public Storage made no attempts to contact him before auctioning off his unit for $10.
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