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Bookstore in Baltimore needed help opening an old safe and put out a challenge

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. When a bookstore in Baltimore issued a challenge to open an old safe, a bus driver from Canada answered the call. Rick Amazzini is a safecracking enthusiast and was challenged by friends, so Mr. Amazzini raised $13,000 for airfare online and flew to Baltimore. He went to Red Emma's bookstore. He went to work and, two days later, succeeded. The only downside is what he discovered inside - nothing.

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