Dad who lost his wallet at a party SEVEN years ago is stunned after a good Samaritan found it in an ‘old taxi’ and sent it to him – along with his bank cards, driving license and £137 cash
- Andy Evan, 45, from Wythenshawe lost his wallet in a Manchester taxi in June 2015
- His wallet was returned with all his change and cards seven years later
- Contains £87 in expired cash, Andy’s old bank cards and his driving license
A stunned father has revealed how he had his wallet returned seven years after his loss.
Andy Evans, 45, from Wythenshawe, Manchester, left the wallet containing his driving licence, bank cards and £135 cash in a taxi when returning from a gig in June 2015.
He realized he was missing when he got out of the taxi but, not knowing the business, assumed he was lost forever.
But this weekend he received a registered post package containing his wallet exactly as he left it, including the cash.
The anonymous sender, who only identified himself as a “Manchester taxi driver”, explained that the wallet had been found intact in an “old taxi”. Andy was able to use an email address included in the package to get in touch with the Good Samaritan.
Andy Evans, 45, from Wythenshawe, was stunned after a wallet full of money he lost was returned to him, nearly seven years later, pictured
Father-of-two Andy flagged down the mini-bus style black cab outside the park in north Manchester and had no idea what company it belonged to so he had no way to contact the driver after losing his wallet.
Some banknotes and coins are so old that they are no longer in circulation.
The wallet contained two £20 notes which can still be used, but Andy will need to take the old paper £5 and £10 notes, along with the £1 coins, to the bank to be exchanged. Andy’s bank cards expired five years ago.
“It’s absolutely insane,” Andy said. “At first, I was really confused because I couldn’t really remember the wallet as it was so long ago. Then, looking at it some more, I started to twist.
‘I could not believe it. I thought ‘it can’t be’. Seven years? No one I’ve spoken to can believe it either. I immediately texted my brother because he had to lend me some money at night so I could stay out and keep partying, so he remembered that, and he’s also flabbergasted.
The anonymous sender, who only identified himself as a “Manchester taxi driver”, explained that the wallet had been found intact in an “old taxi”. Andy was able to use an email address included in the package to get in touch with the Good Samaritan
The package had an email address on the envelope that Andy wrote to, thanking him for sending it back. He received a reply saying that the wallet had been “found in an old taxi”.
The message, simply signed ‘Manchester Taxi Driver’ read: ‘7 years… Wow. The wallet was found in an old taxi and appeared to be intact.
“I hope all the business is there. Go to a bank to update the money and enjoy. All my wishes.’
Andy added: ‘It’s crazy. I just can’t believe it came back, but with everything in it. Imagine how many passengers must have been in that taxi since me. Two girls got in right after me that night, I know that for a fact.
“And it looks like he’s been sitting there, stuck under the seat or something the whole time, even by the sounds of it after that taxi went off the road. It’s like Robinson Crusoe or something. A message in a bottle that comes back years later. You couldn’t write it.
Andy couldn’t believe his luck after receiving his entire wallet, which had remained unchanged for seven years
The wallet contained £135 in cash and various credit cards, a driving license and other personal effects
The wallet was delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery to Andy’s address. Father-of-two has no idea how his wallet resurfaced