It’s never fun to lose your wallet, but when you realize you accidentally threw it away with the trash? That’s a messy situation no one wants to deal with. When it happened to Avrohom Levitt recently, he was fortunate to get assistance from Louis Guglielmetti, a supervisor with the New York City Sanitation Department.
Levitt actually has a tracking device in his wallet, but it didn’t do him any good because the trash had already been collected from the bin he tossed the wallet into, so the app told him his wallet was lost. So he called the sanitation department to see if they could do anything and when he got there, they had a truck and a 2,000-pound pile of trash for him to dig through. But Guglielmetti got in the garbage with him and help him search and 15 minutes later, the blue wallet was back.
“More than finding my wallet, was appreciating the amazing job the sanitation workers do,” Levitt says.
In case you're wondering there was $68 in the wallet. But the credit cards, license and other important things make the wallet much more valuable.