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Shred Day 2013 a record-breaking success

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The 3rd annual "Shred Day" helped locals safely discard sensitive personal and financial documents for free. The event was held at the Comerica Bank Center on Mockingbird near I-35.

Last year, the station set a Guinness World Record for amount of paper collected in a 24-hour period of time. Shred Day DFW 2012 saw 111,920 pounds of paper shredded.

This year, FOX4 shred that record by about 60,000 pounds. It's estimated more than 170,000 pounds of paper documents were shredded on Saturday.

This year there was no limit on how much paper people could bring.

"'I've been holding on to them for a long time. I would have to shred them with somebody else and I think it would be expensive because I have 100 boxes," said Valorie Alvarado.

"Identity theft is the largest growing crime in America. We want to inform consumers and help protect their data," said Pat Faubion with Comerica Bank.

One man said he brought 15 years worth of documents to the site to be destroyed.

People also dropped off canned food which will benefit the North Texas Food Bank.

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