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Man Returns Lost Wallet with Hilariously Honest Note

(Photo: Reilly Flaherty)

Reilly Flaherty went to a Wilco concert in Brooklyn, then took an Uber car home. At some point in that adventure, he lost his wallet. An anonymous person mailed back to him his driver's license and credit cards, but kept everything else. The thief included a sorry-not-sorry letter. It reads as follows:

Dear Reilly Flaherty

I found your wallet and your drivers license had your address so here's your credit cards and other important stuff. I kept the cash because I needed weed, the metrocard because the fare's $2.75 now, and the wallet cause it's kinda cool. enjoy the rest of your day


Flaherty sees a bit of humor in the situation, but is also upset. He tells the New York Post:

He said in another lifetime, the two might have been pals.

“I would say, ‘Man, we would’ve gotten along — we’re both into Wilco — but you turned out to be super selfish,’ ” he said. “It speaks to the New York mentality: I’m going to be nice but there’s going to be an asterisk.” […]

Flaherty declined to say how much cash was taken, insisting, “It’s not really about the money.”

“Whether it was a dollar or a thousand, [this person] is a pot-smoking, modern-day version of Robin Hood,” he quipped.

-via Letters of Note

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Technically he did not return the wallet but only the most important intestines...
However suspecting a plain white envelop to contain antrax seems more ridiculous...
Ok... Considering Toodles did not send the envelope but actually carried it to the residence of Mr. Flatherty... The cash the metro ticket and the wallet could be a fair deal (depending on the amount of cash in the wallet and the price of the wallet... )
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