Local Dog Strikes It Rich With Metal Detector
Many in his circle of friends scoffed when Arnold, a chocolate lab, bought a metal detector. ”I’ll admit it. I laughed. We all did,” says friend Leo Porter. ”I though it was a waste of money. Who really ever finds anything but junk with those things?”
But Arnold had the last laugh when late last week he found a cache of Spanish gold dubloons buried near his coastal South Carolina home. The coins are estimated to be worth nearly $1 million and Arnold plans to auction them through Christie’s later this month.