Two years ago, a man walked into the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas with a pair of diamond earrings.
Harrison, a second-generation pawn shop owner, is one of the stars of The History Channel's reality series Pawn Stars.
Pawn shops, Harrison says, have been around for thousands of years and are among the oldest forms of banking.
You have 120 days to come back in my pawn shop and pick up your merchandise and pay me my money back.".
Sometimes after fights, he says, fans line up down the block around his store waiting to trade in their jewelry for cash.
"When you get arrested for pandering, they take your cash — because the cash was obtained illegally — but they don't take away your jewelry," Harrison explains.
"I think it's 20 percent of the adult population in the United States that does not have a bank account. »