Interesting finds?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by redrooster, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. redrooster

    redrooster WOOF WOOF

    I found a wallet today on the side of the road and was able to return it to its rightful owner, who was so thankful. Over the years I've found wallets, cell phones, a few purses even an iPad. Anybody ever find anything really interesting?


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  2. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    Maybe 4 or 5 years ago I happened upon a California King Snake while I was in a residential neighborhood.

    It was a pet that someone likely released on purpose because he was a nasty bastard (they are usually pretty docile and make excellent pets, and the CAKS isn't indigenous to New Jersey) but I was able to corral him and brought him to the municipal animal shelter.

    I guess he was maybe 3 feet long or so. Definitely not the biggest I've seen, but probably also big enough to kill a toy dog or a cat if it happened upon one.
     
  3. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Just curious, did the owner of the wallet offer a reward?

    I found an expensive camera once and returned it to the local police who found the owners. Not even a thank you from these people. I wasn't expecting any reward but a thank you would have been nice.
     
  4. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I found a really nice almost brand new 5 lb hammer in the middle of the road.
     
  5. redrooster

    redrooster WOOF WOOF

    The lady offered me $20 which I refused. The wallet had her passport the key to a safe deposit box several credit cards her license Social Security cards etc. Luckily there was a receipt in the wallet that had her phone number on it and I was able to track her down. It felt pretty good she was extremely relieved.




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  6. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Found a man's wedding band as I walked up a driveway. It was lying in the grass. Had a couple diamonds in it. The sunlight caught it just right as I passed by. Made an envelope out of a couple delivery notices and left it under the package.
    Now that I think of it, I hope they didn't think it was trash and toss it.
     
  7. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    It's quite possible that's how the ring ended up in the grass in the first place LOL
     
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  8. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Was she hot???
     
  9. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Usually i stumble upon some used syringes and broken crack pipes. Does that count?
     
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Was it really your place to go through her wallet rather than bringing it intact and untouched to the police station?
     
  11. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    OMG.....sounds like morals from the Davey and Goliath show!
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The world could use a good dose of morals.

    I must be old as I remember watching Davey and Goliath as a kid.
     
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  13. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Yes, it was a age of innocence and the world did have morals in place at that time.
     
  14. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I would say yes. Getting the wallet back ASAP would be first on my list.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What if the wallet owner was a ***** and accused you of taking a few $$$?
     
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Oh well? I do see your point, but for me, I wouldn't worry about that.

    I always wondered if some cops somewhere didn't dip in as well. Not all are 100 percent honest.
     
  17. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Or some cheating husband could have dropped it instead of putting it in his pocket as he went out to meet his mistress.
    Ring looked fairly new. Not many scratches for wear and tear.
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We had a guy locally who found a purse lying on the ground. He took it upon himself to go through the purse, looking for ID. All he could find was a membership card to a local golf course. He calls the golf course and they gave him this ladies home address and phone number. Thankfully it all worked well in this situation but you can imagine what could have happened had the guy been less than trustworthy.

    I still can't believe the golf course gave out her personal information so freely.
     
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    If you find a wallet full of cash credit cards and ID's and return it minus the cash is it still a good deed?
     
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  20. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Their was a story of a man in Austin finding a wallet from a tourist on New Jersey. Mailed him his wallet with a note saying "I found your wallet and hope it makes it back to you. Everything is as it was minus a few bucks that I used for postage."