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The Vintage Doll That Totally Creeped Brandi Passante Out On Storage Wars

While some "Storage Wars" lockers produce some high-quality finds, sometimes the cast members find things that creep them out. There was the Season 5 episode "LBC U LTR," where Rene and Casey Nezhoda found a Chucky doll alongside the evil doll's bride. In the Season 10 episode "Good MOURNING, Arcadia!," Kenny Crossley found something called a casket vault. In the Season 1 episode "Midnight in the Gardena Good and Evil," Barry Weiss raised some eyebrows with some of the strangest guests he ever brought on the show, a pair of psychics who guided him towards buying a unit with shrunken heads in it. And, of course, there was the creepiest item ever found on the show in the Season 1 episode "Skullduggery," when Dave Hester found a literal human skeleton. 

While a vintage doll may not seem to compare with a human skeleton, Brandi Passante might argue that the doll she and her then-husband Jarrod Schulz found in a storage locker was one of the creepier things she's ever come across.

Brandi Passante was really creeped out

Brandi Passante and Jared Schulz were one of the most popular couples on "Storage Wars," even spawning their own spin-off, "Brandi and Jarrod: Married to the Job," which ran for only one season of eight episodes. According to an interview with Inquirer, Passante and Schulz met when they were working for the same company. "When Brandi and I started dating, we were coworkers in the same carpet store. Technically, I was her boss ... and you were not supposed to do that."

In Season 8, Episode 18, "Buys and Dolls," Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz found a doll that was absolute nightmare fuel. With its flaking skin and cold, dead eyes, the doll instantly repulsed Passante to no end, which her husband took advantage of by giving the doll a creepy voice. "Brandi, I'm your friend," Schulz said in a high-pitched voice, pretending to be the doll. "Brandi, I love you!" After finding that, according to Dr. Toni the Doll Doctor, the doll was worth "$50 on a really good day," Brandi opted to let her dogs use it as a chew toy.

Sadly, as much fun as it was to watch the couple on the show, their relationship did not end well. The Season 13 premiere, "Santanas Are Coming to Town," revealed that Passante and Schulz were no longer together. In a Facebook Live interview for The Dad Diary in 2020, Passante revealed that she was raising the couple's two children on her own. According to People Magazine, Schulz received a misdemeanor domestic violence battery charge in 2021 for allegedly getting physical with Passante after their split, making for a very bitter end to a once charming relationship.

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