A Safe Was Left in the Middle of a New York City Sidewalk

Playing Someone Left a Big Safe in the Middle of a New York City Sidewalk

Some people just walked right by it, while others stopped to sniff around.

A safe was left in the middle of a New York City sidewalk on Friday. It stood in Midtown’s Diamond District — a busy area filled with jewelry stores.

Police didn’t take any chances and shut down the area to inspect what they initially believed to be a suspicious package. Someone called 911 to say the safe was smoking and sparking, but cops found no evidence of that, WNBC reported.

Authorities cautiously opened the safe, and it was empty. It didn't take long for them to track down the company responsible for abandoning it.

The owner reportedly said he usually drags it around to different places but because of parking restrictions, he sometimes unloads on the street corner to avoid getting a parking ticket.

Officers issued the company three summonses for abandoning it.

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