Last weekend I was walking across Constitution Avenue between The Washington Monument And The White House. I found somebody’s wallet in the crosswalk, and after looking through it for ID, realized that it was probably a guy I had seen over at the Lincoln Memorial. He was very distinctive, because he was black and had six or seven little white and Hispanic kids with him. I had recently seen him again walking with the group towards the White House and looked for him but couldn’t find him because it was dark.
It was late, and I needed to get home – so I approached a DC cop while holding the wallet. For a second, I thought the cop was going to shoot me. I calmed him down, and finally he directed me towards the park police. I turned over the wallet to them, and about 30 seconds later saw the owner running frantically to the Park Police asking if anyone had turned in a wallet.
Good thing he didn’t run towards the DC Police.