(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