Kicker – Magnet fishing treasure


NICK EICHER, HOST: Eight years ago, a woman in Johns Island, South Carolina, just down from Charleston, became a robbery victim.

Someone broke into her home, ripped out a lockbox, and made off with it.

Police never solved the crime … that is, until a six-year-old boy decided to go fishing.

Specifically, young Knox Brewer took up a coronavirus lockdown hobby of his own … the hobby of magnet fishing … which involves literally dropping a magnet into a lake and hunting for metal objects that hit bottom.

The boy figured he’d latched on to a big one that wouldn’t budge, so he got help. Eventually, he was able to surface that stolen lockbox. His dad called police who in turn got in touch with the lady who reported the robbery two years before Knox was born.

Most of the expensive stuff was gone, but inside were valuable charms from an old bracelet that she was pleased to have back.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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