AOL prepares to dig for gold (literally!)

From the stranger than fiction dept….

With shovels, AOL looks for retribution

Internet company to dig for gold at home of spammer’s parents

Tuesday, August 15, 2006; Posted: 8:38 p.m. EDT (00:38 GMT)

WASHINGTON (AP) — AOL is preparing to dig for buried gold and platinum on property in Massachusetts owned by the parents of a man it sued for sending millions of unwanted spam e-mails to its customers.

AOL said Tuesday it intends to search for gold and platinum bars the company suspects are hidden near the home of Davis Wolfgang Hawke’s parents on two acres in Medfield, Massachusetts. The family said it will fight in court to oppose AOL’s plans…….

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