Man receives hilarious note after losing wallet in NYC
FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WPIX) -– The person who found a young man's wallet at King's Theater during a Wilco concert likely shares the same taste in music, fondness for the wallet and cold-hard cash.
After going to a concert in Brooklyn on the night of Feb. 5., Reilly Flaherty, 28, arrived to his Lower East Side apartment and realized his wallet was missing. In a freak out moment, Flaherty took an Uber back to King's Theater, where he found out his wallet wasn't there either.
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He cancelled his credit cards on the way back home and thought the story was over with until a week later when the quasi-Good Samaritan mailed a letter containing his identification and some of his cards.
Dear Reilly Flaherty, I found your wallet and your driver's 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 well the fare's $2.75 now and the wallet 'cause it kinda cool. Enjoy the rest of your day. Toodles, Anonymous.
Flaherty, upon reading the note, immediately associated this gesture with "Breaking Bad" anti-hero Walter White – a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who turns into a drug dealer – blurring the lines between good and evil.
"To be honest, I was thinking this person is the Walter White of wallet returning," Flaherty wrote to a friend. "They start out with seemingly good intentions, but then you quickly realize they're actually just a villain plagued with an insatiable appetite for Metrocard spending and marijuana-infused subway rides– hurting everyone they love around them. Sadly, this is the plot."
The currency doesn't matter, according to Flaherty.
"The fact is, there's pot-smoking modern-day Robin Hood out there who knows my blood type, knows where I sleep at night," he joked. "So that's terrifying frankly."
Flaherty hopes that person continues to extend his good will and let him live life as Reilly.