View Poll Results: What would you do if you found a lost wallet?

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  • Leave the wallet where I found it

    1 1.92%
  • Take the wallet

    1 1.92%
  • Just take the cash, leave the rest

    3 5.77%
  • Just take the credit card, leave the rest

    0 0%
  • Take it to a police station

    6 11.54%
  • Try to track down the owner (via adress on the license)

    34 65.38%
  • Other

    7 13.46%
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Thread: If you found a wallet on the street...

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    Re: If you found a wallet on the street...

    I would give it back to the owner via the address on the driver's license. As corny as it sounds, the good feeling one gets from doing something right like that is priceless and far greater than having a little extra cash.

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    Re: If you found a wallet on the street...

    I have tracked down the owner of the wallet and returned it and the money to them (the money in the RL wallet was substantially more than $50)

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    Re: If you found a wallet on the street...

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    My brother lost his wallet in Scotland just before his honeymoon to Italy. The wallet was returned with all 700 ponds still in it.
    That sucker must have been really wet.


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    Re: If you found a wallet on the street...

    I've had my wallet mailed to me with only $1 taken (over $200 left in it) and a note explaining it was used for shipping and handling.

    I would do the same. If I couldn't determine the identity, I would not take it to the police though.

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    Re: If you found a wallet on the street...

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    That sucker must have been really wet.


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    Re: If you found a wallet on the street...

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I'd take the cash and return the wallet; I know how much it sucks losing a wallet (having to cancel your credit cards, having to get a new driver's license, etc...) but I'm a greedy bastard. At least you are honest, is nothing else. Consider it a wallet reunion fee.
    I benefitted from this (return the wallet) act of kindness..and this had a positive effect on me.... I think some are just fooling around..
    Most of the reponders here seems to be decent, which is good. I think some are just fooling around..
    Our nation needs a lot more kindness and less fooling around...Yes, I know, I am evolving into an old fuddy-duddy.

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    Re: If you found a wallet on the street...

    I would track down the owner or turn it over to the police. Others have done this for me, and I greatly appreciated it.

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    Re: If you found a wallet on the street...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    What would you do?

    The wallet contained fifty dollars in cash, a credit card, a drivers license, and a picture of a happy family.
    I'd call the guy up and tell him I found his wallet.

    One day I came home from the park with my kids and my paranoid father called to let me know the cops were looking for me. Being clueless as to why, I was unable to offer him a reason, so he assumed it was over child support (which was silly because I didn't owe any, but I digress).

    Turns out my youngest (5) doped his wallet at the park. Someone found it and called a cop to take it. The cop found an old, spent gift-card from a mail-in rebate of mine which my son apparently took for his own. Calling the company the rebate was from, they had both my father's and my names, as we both have the same name and accounts with that company.

    The cop called my father first, and my father called me before the cop could.

    So the cop stopped by my house, gave my son the wallet back, let my boys check out his cruiser for a minute, and that was that.

    Oh, and my paranoid father...I didn't answer his calls for the rest of the day just to make him think I got picked up
    Last edited by Jerry; 07-13-09 at 11:51 AM.

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    Re: If you found a wallet on the street...

    Is this a serious question? I've found things of far greater value than that. I always try to return it. Who would be engaged enough to post on political boards and do otherwise?
    Last edited by Oftencold; 07-13-09 at 11:59 AM.
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    Re: If you found a wallet on the street...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I'd call the guy up and tell him I found his wallet.
    You really are that saint Jerry

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