Tel Aviv search for mattress containing $1M life savings

via CNN

JERUSALEM (CNN) — It was supposed to be a pleasant surprise, but turned into the shock of a lifetime.mattress

A woman in Tel Aviv, Israel, gave her elderly mother a new mattress as a surprise gift, throwing out the old tattered bed her mother had slept on for decades. The gesture ended up bankrupting Annat’s mother, who had stuffed her savings of nearly $1 million inside her old bed for decades, Annat told Israel Army Radio.

A massive search is under way at the city dump, where security has been beefed up to keep out treasure-seekers who have heard Annat’s story in Israeli media. Continue reading