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Old 11-10-23, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by reflectoes
I found a $20 bill! Then I saw another $20 bill. Then I found a phone. All of these were within about 50 yards. As I was picking up the phone it rang and agreed to meet them nearby. I asked it they had money with the phone and they said yes so I gave them the $40 as well...then they got angry at me and said "There was $80!! WHERE'S THE REST!" They got pretty mad at me when I said that's all I saw. I suggested they go look for the rest, but they accused me of taking it and left in a huff.
Great line from the Godfather comes to mind...
"Leave the gun take the cannolli."
...In this case: Leave the phone take the money.
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Originally Posted by reflectoes
I found a $20 bill! Then I saw another $20 bill. Then I found a phone. All of these were within about 50 yards. As I was picking up the phone it rang and agreed to meet them nearby. I asked it they had money with the phone and they said yes so I gave them the $40 as well...then they got angry at me and said "There was $80!! WHERE'S THE REST!" They got pretty mad at me when I said that's all I saw. I suggested they go look for the rest, but they accused me of taking it and left in a huff.
I'm so sorry you were treated that way. If it was me, I'd have been grateful. Thank you for doing the right thing.
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I found a full wallet on 15th Ave here in Queens.
I just started my ride, it was early AM and an old Chinese gent pointed it out and said something in Chinese as I rode by. I had 60 minutes of ride time and decided to keep going. Before the end of the block I changed my mind and turned around. Money, credit cards, drivers license, everything was still there. The address was a couple blocks away, I figured they left it on top of the car and drove off. I thanked the old guy, rode over the house and put it in their mailbox because no one was home.
There's my "Found" story.
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I find all the 10mm x 3/8" drive sockets that mechanics lose in engines.
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Old 11-21-23, 09:31 PM
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Am I the only one here who has never found anything! 🤨
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Lately found someones dropped AirPods . case and all they were scattered. but they never marked them as lost so I could not return them after while I put them on the sidewalk where I found them. find someones diabetes kit insulin and all. before that was someones cellphone that they came at 10 at night to pick up.
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A half decent utility knife. It went to the stock of not-quite-half-decent utility knives at work.
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I have a Husky-branded knife like that, (or that might be a knockoff). All black plastic though. It's kind of a cool open/close mechanism. Also found on the ground while riding.

I also have road-found two extremely low quality utility knives, stamped metal case, everything held together with wingnuts, like you need to hold the extended or retracted blade in place by loosening/tightening the wingnut

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Originally Posted by Alan K
Am I the only one here who has never found anything! 🤨
Quit watching the birds fly over while you're out riding. I found that made a huge difference in the crap I found.... Just saying
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I found a dead Anna's hummingbird in the bike lane. I'd been feeding a bunch of them for years but never seen them up close. And from my windows, I never get to see their colors in the sun. So I picked it up. A male. Feathers perfect. In the sun, simply gorgeous. I left it in the bushes on the side of the road to feed the scavengers. Saddened but what a sight! And yes, they do not weigh anything. The penny to nickle weight I've read. Yeah.

Edit: SpedFast and Andy K, I found my bird looking down and ahead where my eyes belonged!
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
I also have road-found two extremely low quality utility knives, stamped metal case, everything held together with wingnuts, like you need to hold the extended or retracted blade in place by loosening/tightening the wingnut
It's this from modernroofer.com



Strangely that cheap-looking piece of crap is twice the price of this better, more normal looking one. Is it actually somehow better, with the wingnut? more stable blade?
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my latest find. Over the years I have found a lot of tools and a fair number of knives.
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I found a 2009 kennedy half dollar on the road while waiting for the light to turn
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That "Tac-Force" knife is funny. Like it was cobbled together from two different stylings
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
That "Tac-Force" knife is funny. Like it was cobbled together from two different stylings
like when cheap and cheaper collide......blade has a really good edge tho.
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The black, laser printed, maybe double-sided stabby blade says "black ops murder fantasy" while the stainless and finished wood is "snobbish duck hunter"
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
The black, laser printed, maybe double-sided stabby blade says "black ops murder fantasy" while the stainless and finished wood is "snobbish duck hunter"
well in all honesty it is fake wood....... has the feel of real wood so it has that going for it.
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney
I found a dead Anna's hummingbird in the bike lane.
Oh we're including dead wildlife? I see a lot of dead rats on my commute, but I prefer to forget about them. I also see a lot of live rats, and my feeling about them is the same as for the dead ones. Ugh.
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I can't remember it I already posted to this thread, but...

Well, I cheated a bit; I was a courier in DC for several years. And I watched the pavement carefully for tire hazards. Naturally, I saw lots of stuff that was not hazardous, but was interesting. Here are the highlights of what I found.

A Buck folding hunter knife. Battered, but not dead. A new one would have been like $60. For, like, $8 or so, Buck gives your knife the "spa treatment." Good as new. Plus, of course, I found it!
A big ass adjustable wrench. Suitable for headset nuts or use as a lethal weapon.
Numerous pieces of gold jewelry including a heavy herringbone bracelet and a fabulous gold ring with diamonds and rubies. A goldsmith friend made some of it into a custom piece.
A wad of five one hundred dollar bills. Based on the location I found it, likely either drug money or money that a hooker had lost. Impossible to return.
Several wallets. One of the wallets with useful ID, I returned one to a very ungrateful owner. I felt good about doing it, regardless.
An assortment of plyers, wrenches, screwdrivers, many sockets and allen wrenches, and one entire tool box.

OH, and...a little puppy dog! Yeah, this little guy was wondering around, avoiding cars. No humans in the immediate area seemed to know from whence he came or where he belonged. I put him in my jacket, and carried him around for an hour or so. I planned to get him to an animal shelter after work. In my travels, I met a suit. He said that he had wanted to get his kids a puppy. It seemed like the thing to do. So I handed him over and hoped for the best.

Those are the most notable highlights. It'll all be in my book if I ever write it.

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Originally Posted by saulgoldie
I can't remember it I already posted to this thread, but...

Well, I cheated a bit; I was a courier in DC for several years. And I watched the pavement carefully for tire hazards. Naturally, I saw lots of stuff that was not hazardous, but was interesting. Here are the highlights of what I found.

A Buck folding hunter knife. Battered, but not dead. A new one would have been like $60. For, like, $8 or so, Buck gives your knife the "spa treatment." Good as new. Plus, of course, I found it!
A big ass adjustable wrench. Suitable for headset nuts or use as a lethal weapon.
Numerous pieces of gold jewelry including a heavy herringbone bracelet and a fabulous gold ring with diamonds and rubies. A goldsmith friend made some of it into a custom piece.
A wad of five one hundred dollar bills. Based on the location I found it, likely either drug money or money that a hooker had lost. Impossible to return.
Several wallets. One of the wallets with useful ID, I returned one to a very ungrateful owner. I felt good about doing it, regardless.
An assortment of plyers, wrenches, screwdrivers, many sockets and allen wrenches, and one entire tool box.

OH, and...a little puppy dog! Yeah, this little guy was wondering around, avoiding cars. No humans in the immediate area seemed to know from whence he came or where he belonged. I put him in my jacket, and carried him around for an hour or so. I planned to get him to an animal shelter after work. In my travels, I met a suit. He said that he had wanted to get his kids a puppy. It seemed like the thing to do. So I handed him over and hoped for the best.

Those are the most notable highlights. It'll all be in my book if I ever write it.

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Crap, I moving to DC!!!
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Oh yeah. I did once find a cat. He was sitting in the middle of the path. He looked at me as I approached. He meowed as if he was asking for help. The path is between a park at the river edge and a highway, so he somehow crossed a highway to get there. Locating his original owner proved to be impossible. He lives with one of my kids now.


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This morning, a jogger. He passed me uphill.
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This morning, a jogger. He passed me uphill.
Did you drop him at the Human* Society Shelter?
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I couldn't catch him! He must have been going like 7 mph!!
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Originally Posted by noglider
Oh yeah. I did once find a cat. He was sitting in the middle of the path. He looked at me as I approached. He meowed as if he was asking for help. The path is between a park at the river edge and a highway, so he somehow crossed a highway to get there. Locating his original owner proved to be impossible. He lives with one of my kids now.


What's odd, is that both cats and dogs, if you're alert to them, chose the person they want to be their parents. We get all of our dogs from pounds and shelters, our first dog, and this is when I learned this, we went to several pounds and interacted with several dogs, none of them really could care less if we were there...except one, as we were leaving the cage area, one dog jumped up on the screen whining at us, the others could care less, my wife and I looked at each other and both of us learned that dog wanted to go home with us, so he did. After that experience, every time we go to find a dog, we let the dog chose us, and everytime we have been rewarded with a great dog.

When I was kid we got stray cats, they chose our home, and once my parents allowed the cat to stay, it was our cat from then on, they never ran off. Stray cats are very skittish, but for some reason they might find the right person, and won't be skittish to that person, and that probably happened to you NoGlider, that cat chose you.
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