He lost his wallet at a concert, but two weeks later he received a bizarre letter explaining the whole thing WPIX/screenshot

28-year-old Reilly Flaherty lost his wallet at a concert. We’re going to go out on a limb and say that this was neither the first nor the last time that has occurred.

But the letter he received from an anonymous stranger two weeks later explaining what happened is truly unique.


Flaherty attended a Wilco concert in Brooklyn, N.Y. earlier this month and lost his wallet. Two weeks later, he got a letter that read as follows:

Dear Reilly Flaherty,

I found your wallet and your drivers license and 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’s kinda cool. enjoy the rest of your day.

Toodles, Anonymous.

“I feel like there’s a lot of people here who try to do the right thing, try to be good people. But there’s that grind of New York where everyone at the end of the day is kind of looking out for what’s best for them,” Flaherty said. “This has got to be anthrax. This is it.”

“This guy’s a pot-smoking modern day Robin Hood who knows where I live and knows that I’m an organ donor,” he continued. “I appreciate the sense of humor, but he’s also a dick.”

Flaherty said that he’d already gotten a new license and new credit cards, so the gesture was pretty meaningless.

Matt Naham About the author:
Matt Naham is the Weekend Editor  for Rare. Follow him on Twitter @matt_naham.
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