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5pinDizzy
Amarr
Pillow Fighters Inc
Posted - 2009.12.02 18:17:00 - [1]
 

Found someones wallet on the floor in the dark tonight.

Had lots of cards in it including a drivers license it and nearly 200 in cash.

There was a couple of phone numbers aswell.

Tried both the numbers, one was answerphone and one hadn't heard of the guy on the drivers license. I couldn't get a number through directory enquiries.

I'm stuck with a dilemma really.

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I see three options and none look too great.


1. Do I go around to the address to own up to having the wallet of a complete stranger and risk putting myself in the firing line of what could be some paranoid nutjob?


2. Do I hand it in to the police and take the chance they probably lighten the wallet considerably before passing it back to the rightful owner while saying that's how it was given to them.


3. Do I mail it in the post and hope the drivers license address is accurate and up to date?

Alex Raptos
Caldari
Phoenix Rising.
Posted - 2009.12.02 18:21:00 - [2]
 

Write a letter first, possibly with some dispensable form of contact (Spare email address) listed so you can work things out at a distance?

Emma Royd
Caldari
Maddled Gommerils
Posted - 2009.12.02 18:25:00 - [3]
 

1 - If they're local go round, if you're paranoid take someone with you.

2 - Can't imagine the police would have sticky fingers, surely you'd get some kind of receipt for the lost property, and tbh I'm not sure they'd take it round to the owner anyway, just leave it in lost property for them to claim, and if it's not claimed after a certain time you can claim it, and you have the same dilemma again.

3 - If you're gonna mail it, you'd be better off mailing a quick note to the person asking if they can identify the wallet first to make sure they still live there, then you could arrange to drop it off.

Personally I'd contact the police and ask if anyone has reported a missing wallet (might be stolen and the thief dropped it while running away)

5pinDizzy
Amarr
Pillow Fighters Inc
Posted - 2009.12.02 20:26:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: 5pinDizzy on 02/12/2009 20:26:57

Went round to the address with a friend as advised.

Was a tenant living there and the wallet owner was her landlord but she wouldn't give me his phone number, after arguing with her, gave up and went to nearby police station to hand it in.

Police was very good, all above board, police officer got all the items properly inventoried in front of me that was in the wallet and I was given a big receipt to sign.

Police officer then tried a phone number of someone with the same name and different address, turned out to be his brother, who told him and he came around to the police station within 5-10 min as he lived just around the corner.

Anyway it was a nice guy and he gave me a 40 reward and several bottles of red and mulled wine out his car. \o/

The police and the guy himself were amazed at my honesty which doesn't say a lot for where I live. Confused

jason hill
Caldari
Clan Shadow Wolf
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2009.12.02 20:38:00 - [5]
 

id have been down the pub celebrating Very Happy

Emma Royd
Caldari
Maddled Gommerils
Posted - 2009.12.02 21:36:00 - [6]
 

Nice of you to be so honest, I'd have done the same but I'm a nice-guy anyway.

If you're into kama then good kama will be on it's way, if you're not (like me) then you can have self satisfied smugness that you did something good and got rewarded for it.

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2009.12.02 22:21:00 - [7]
 

Google the name?

Go to the police station but make sure you make a list of everything in it before hand...tho i couldn't see why police would take money from a wallet brought to them

Intense Thinker
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.12.02 22:33:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Sokratesz
Google the name?

Go to the police station but make sure you make a list of everything in it before hand...tho i couldn't see why police would take money from a wallet brought to them


This right here tbh

Death Bliss
Caldari
Posted - 2009.12.02 22:43:00 - [9]
 

facebook

Rhanna Khurin
Minmatar
Tribal Liberation Force
Posted - 2009.12.02 23:06:00 - [10]
 

take the money out and hand it into the police station saying you found it in the street.

I really fail to see why a bit of light thievery isn't on your list as well.

Burnharder
Posted - 2009.12.02 23:12:00 - [11]
 


Great story. You did the right thing.

CRIMSON KNIGHTINGALE
Posted - 2009.12.02 23:41:00 - [12]
 

You should do what any normal human would do take the cash and dump the wallet somewhere just throw it in a bin the night before they collect them

Benco97
Gallente
Terraprobe Dynamics
Posted - 2009.12.03 02:09:00 - [13]
 

Very well done, Expect good things in your life soon man.

Foodpimp
Gallente
Heaven's Harvesters
LEGIO ASTARTES ARCANUM
Posted - 2009.12.03 04:32:00 - [14]
 

Awesome man!

Take care of that lady, and my prayers to your family for a healthy boy and an easy delivery. My boy is 1 and he's fun as hell.

Foodpimp

Foodpimp
Gallente
Heaven's Harvesters
LEGIO ASTARTES ARCANUM
Posted - 2009.12.03 05:04:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Foodpimp
Awesome man!

Take care of that lady, and my prayers to your family for a healthy boy and an easy delivery. My boy is 1 and he's fun as hell.

Foodpimp


OK....I'm officially a dimwit...

somehow posted a congrats for that guys new kid in the wrong thread. I'm not going to edit this cuz this jackassery should be available for all to see and enjoy.


Bish Ounen
Gallente
Best Path Inc.
Cult of War
Posted - 2009.12.03 19:34:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: 5pinDizzy
Edited by: 5pinDizzy on 02/12/2009 20:26:57

Went round to the address with a friend as advised.

Was a tenant living there and the wallet owner was her landlord but she wouldn't give me his phone number, after arguing with her, gave up and went to nearby police station to hand it in.

Police was very good, all above board, police officer got all the items properly inventoried in front of me that was in the wallet and I was given a big receipt to sign.

Police officer then tried a phone number of someone with the same name and different address, turned out to be his brother, who told him and he came around to the police station within 5-10 min as he lived just around the corner.

Anyway it was a nice guy and he gave me a 40 reward and several bottles of red and mulled wine out his car. \o/

The police and the guy himself were amazed at my honesty which doesn't say a lot for where I live. Confused



Well done sir. Glad to see honest people still exist. And you got a tidy reward as well! Sounds like a very merry Christmas all around this year. Nice!

Sazkyen
Posted - 2009.12.03 22:25:00 - [17]
 


Once I lost my wallet with $400 worth of cash (different currency) and all my freaking IDs. Driver's licence, car registration, passport, personal ID, credit cards, club card and some other stuff (photos, dunno).

A guy came over a day later and handed me the stuff. Without the money Laughing Well, it probably wasn't him who took it. But I didn't care. All the hassle of having those IDs reissued was spared. So I was happy.


Kaeten
Hybrid Syndicate
Posted - 2009.12.05 17:19:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Sazkyen

Once I lost my wallet with $400 worth of cash (different currency) and all my freaking IDs. Driver's licence, car registration, passport, personal ID, credit cards, club card and some other stuff (photos, dunno).

A guy came over a day later and handed me the stuff. Without the money Laughing Well, it probably wasn't him who took it. But I didn't care. All the hassle of having those IDs reissued was spared. So I was happy.


this!

tbh I'd be happy jsut to get the cards back.

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2009.12.05 18:31:00 - [19]
 

Excellent conclusion 5pin.

I once left my debit card in the ATM. It so happend a kid I did not get along with back in grade school had been behind me at the ATM. I mean this kid hated me back then, but he got the card and dropped it off at my parents house. It just goes to show that people can change for the better and do the right thing.



Slade


 

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