Wallet found and returned after 40 yrs

“In 1970, Rudolph R. Resta, 37, left his wallet in a jacket pocket in an unattended coat closet on the second floor of The New York Times headquarters at 229 West 43rd Street, where he worked as an art director in the promotion department.

“When Mr. Resta went to fetch his jacket at lunchtime that day, the wallet was gone. He wasn’t to see it again for 40 years.

The reunion was made possible by José Cisneros, 46, a security guard who works in the former Times building, now called the Times Square Building.

“He came across the wallet last fall when he was investigating a void between an old unused window on the second floor and the masonry seal behind it.

“The wallet had apparently been stashed there after a thief found it in the coat closet and pulled out the cash.

“When he heard the wallet had been found, Mr. Resta, now 77, told his wife that he knew he’d find a clipping in the wallet from 1968 — Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s eulogy for his brother, Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Mr. Resta can still recite the phrase that meant so much to him: “Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not.”

- David W. Dunlap / Tony Cenicola / The New York Times


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3 comments to Wallet found and returned after 40 yrs

  • dave miers

    cool story. cool quote

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  • machstem

    Cool story bro..

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