Wallet returned to 9-year-old boy who posted letter at 7-11

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Almost was going to title it "Second Most Shocking News Ever" :icon_cool

Wallet returned to boy who posted letter at Poquoson 7-Eleven


Charlie's pencil-written letter was taped to the store's front door. It was titled, "How many people would return a lost wallet?"

By Jennifer L. Williams, jwilliams@dailypress.com | 247-4644
2:20 p.m. EDT, August 8, 2011
POQUOSON——

A 9-year-old boy's wallet was returned to a Poquoson 7-Eleven with all of its contents intact after he posted a letter at the store.

Marvin Ward, manager of the 7-Eleven store at 486 Wythe Creek Road, confirmed that the wallet belonging to Charlie was returned.

"The wallet's been returned," Ward said Monday afternoon. "Some lady turned it in and Charlie got his wallet back. Everything was in there."
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Ward declined to give further details.

"I'm just glad Charlie's got his wallet back," Ward said.

After a story on the Daily Press website Friday and in Saturday's print edition detailed Charlie's letter asking for his wallet's return, numerous readers contacted the Daily Press asking how they might make a donation to replace the lost money.

Charlie's pencil-written letter was taped to the store's front door. It was titled, "How many people would return a lost wallet?"

"I hope whoever has it needed it more than me," read the last sentence.

Charlie's picture was at the bottom of the poster, which explained how he forgot his wallet next to the Slurpee machine and it was gone when he went back to get it. It contained more than $300 he had worked to save, and gift cards he just received for his birthday, he wrote. Ward wasn't optimistic about the return at the time, but had agreed to help.

"One of the probably worse places to lay something like that is near the Slurpee fountain," Ward said Friday. "This is the time of the year that you sell so many Slurpees, and it's too bad there wasn't somebody more honest."

The full text of Charlie's letter is as follows:

"My name is Charlie I am 9 years old.

"I was in 7-11 getting a Slurpee with my Dad. I set my wallet on the counter while I made my Slurpee. I accidentally left it there.

"When I came back to get it it was gone.

"I have saved and have worked really hard for the $. It took a couple of years to collect.

"I also had 3 gift cards I just received for my birthday. My wallet had over $300 in it!

"I hope whoever has it needed it more than me."

http://www.dailypress.com/news/york-county/dp-nws-found-wallet-20110808,0,1748862.story
Guess the Demographics?
Poquoson, VA:

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 12,150 people, 4,166 households, and 3,370 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 0.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.
 

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Who let's there nine year old run around with $300?
He was with his dad.

"I was in 7-11 getting a Slurpee with my Dad. I set my wallet on the counter while I made my Slurpee. I accidentally left it there.
It's pretty common for kids to have their whole life savings in a wallet like that and take it out, count it, and organize it several times a day.
 

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Probably would have served the kid better in the long run if he never saw it again.
 

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It's pretty common for kids to have their whole life savings in a wallet like that and take it out, count it, and organize it several times a day.
I never had my money with me. My parents had a bank account for me
and I never walked around with that kind of cash on me.