10-pounds of mercury found at home in Troy,MI

10-pound mercury jar found at home in Troy :shock:](http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MI_MERCURY_DISCOVERY_TROY_MIOL-?SITE=MIMON&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT#7e29c1c1-96b6-4645-ae0a-2ca588fa4a04)

When I was a kid I was helping demo an apartment building and pulled all the old thermostats removed the mercury vials then cut the ends off with a pair of side cutters. Poured it into a jar and went to the scrapyard. The guy looked at me like I had 3 heads. (didn’t know it worked so fast,LOL). He made a phone call and gave my some $. Glad I made to 50 but this may explain the twitch