From the AP:
- After serving a year in Iraq , Army Reserve Spc. Patrick Rogalin came home and found that everything he had put in a storage locker – essentially everything he owned – had been sold.
UPDATE: Here’s the Direct Number for Public Storage Corporate, if you want to, you know, talk to them about your stuff. Make sure it is still there. Whatever. (856) 778 8790
- Rogalin, 20, said he put his belongings into a Public Storage unit near St. Louis before shipping out and set up automatic payments with the company. But while he was in Iraq, he said, someone accessed his checking account and cleaned it out.
After learning of the problem from his bank, Rogalin opened a different account and resumed making payments to Public Storage.
“When I got back I called Public Storage to find out the status of my account and they told me the contents of my storage container had been auctioned off in June because the bill hadn’t been paid,” he said.
The storage company has offered Rogalin $2,500 bucks. He has 7 days to accept the offer or “get nothing.” He estimates his belongings were worth about $8,000. —MEGHANN MARCO
GI Returns From Iraq to Find Belongings Sold [AOL] (Thanks,John!)