Missing wallet's timely return

An eagle-eyed bus driver and the owner of a missing wallet perfectly timed their entry into the Dunedin Police Station yesterday.

Sergeant Ben Butterfield, of Dunedin, said the man's wallet had been left on the roof of his vehicle after he and his wife left the Waikouaiti races on New Year's Day.

The wallet was later spotted on the road by a passing bus driver.

The bus driver yesterday visited the station to hand over the wallet, which contained cash and other personal effects, at exactly the same time its owner was asking about the missing item.

''It is the first time I have ever seen that happen,'' Sgt Butterfield said.

''It shows the honesty of good Dunedin folk.''


Lost wallet

It's so good to hear that the people of Dunedin are so honest, though this is not the first time this has happened in Dunedin.

My husband spotted a purse on the road while driving in South Dunedin a few years ago. He stopped and picked it up and it contained quite a lot of money. He took it straight away to the local police station and found the owner of the purse was there reporting it missing.

She was very distressed as it contained all the money she had. Needless to say, she was very grateful for its return.

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