“Storage Wars” is a reality show on A&E that follows five people as they bid on storage units that are being auctioned off. In California, where the show is filmed, storage units go on the auction block after 3 months rent has been missed on them.
Each person has their nickname and Darrell Sheets is known as “The Gambler” and often works with his son, Brandon, at the auctions. Two spin-off shows are in the works in New York and Texas. Darrell has been bidding on storage units for 32 years. Some of his greatest findings included a big comic book collection, four drawings by Picasso, and a letter written by Abraham Lincoln that sold for $15,000.
His creepiest finding, however, was a dead body that he found in a unit he bought. The corpse was wrapped in plastic. Darrell called the police and after interviewing him, he was determined to not be a suspect. The police determined that the previous owner of the locker murdered his wife and stuck her in the storage unit.