A young boy in Eastern Europe is in big trouble after his parents came home to find their savings gone. The nine-year-old, who lives in the Ukrainian city of Konotop, did what every boy of that age only dreams of: He spent almost $4,000 on candy.
The United Press reported the fund was hidden under the couch and comprised $3,300 in U.S. dollars and somewhere near 600 Euros (equivalent to $635). He spent it all over the span of a few days with the help of an adult male, who was later diagnosed with a mental illness.
“The disappearance was first spotted by the father, a shift worker who had just returned home,” said Tatyana Kushnerova of the local police department. “He opened the stash and saw that it was empty.”
Police told reporters the man received a cut of the money, skimming the largest bill each time the two converted the money to Ukrainian hryvnia.
“His parents are very happy that he was mature enough to share with others,” writes Gawker. “Just kidding. They're furious and the police told them they can't help them get their money back.”
Gawker also speculated the man’s mental disorder was caused by being the “world’s greatest grown-up.”
“That’s what you get for having $4,000 under your sofa,” wrote one Gawker commenter. “Everyone knows you stash your life savings in a sock drawer.”