Here are three self-storage stories you might have missed this week.
Not safe for storage
A shoulder-fired rocket launcher was found in an abandoned storage unit at Stuff-It Storage in Hadley, MA. The facility called police when it discovered the weapon. Police said that the weapon is only designed to be used one time, and that it had already been discharged and posed no danger. Containers of what is believed to be crystal meth were also found in the unit.
Storage philanthropist named New Yorker of the Week
Denise Henick, director of administration for NYC-based storage operator Stop and Stor, was profiled in a segment on Spectrum News New York 1. Henick oversees the company’s charitable giving, which has totaled more than $3 million since 2002. Watch the segment here.
— Staten Island (@StatenIslandRR) February 26, 2018
Storage theft prompts lawsuit against Washington State University
University researchers had the data on a hard drive that they kept in a safe at a downtown Olympia self-storage facility. Last April, burglars stole the safe. https://t.co/7BoFFhqASp
— KRIS 6 News (@KRIS6News) February 25, 2018
Last April thieves stole a hard drive they found inside of a safe in a self-storage unit. Now a class-action suit has been filed by those whose personal data was compromised. About 1.2 million individuals were affected by the breach. The hard drive belonged to the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center and was taken from a facility in downtown Olympia.