An Australian man's $15,000 fortune quickly became his misfortune at the hands of his hungry family this week.
The man, who did not want to be identified out of embarrassment, sold his Toyota Supra sports car for $15,000 on Saturday, stashing the profits in his kitchen oven, MSN affilate 9 News reports.
He intended to make a mortgage payment with the money, but was left penniless after his wife accidentally heated the oven to cook chicken nuggets for the couple's two kids.
"I struggled to breathe, I said 'I burnt the money, I burnt the money'. I felt like I was going to faint," the man's wife told 9 News.