Last week's lien sale of a self-storage unit rented by husband-and-wife magician team "The Pendragons" disappointed the auction buyer, who spent $3,700 and walked away with empty boxes and crates.
Fortress-Secure Mini Storage in Arroyo Grande, Calif., hosted the auction after the magicians, Claude and Charlotte Yarbrough, went delinquent on the unit beginning in May. Sometime before the Yarbroughs lost access, they cleared out most of their belongings, though this fact was unknown to the buyer, who could not view what the crates contained before he purchased them.
Claude Yarbrough has been in the news for much of the past year after he was arrested and convicted for firing a gun through of the floor of his house during a fight with his wife.
The crates are valued at $500 to $700 a piece, and the auction buyer told the source he plans to sell the 11 crates to another magician.