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Mardi Gras miracle? Lost wallet returns to owner with note from Louisiana State Trooper

Advocate staff report

An image on Reddit shows the note and the wallet returned to its owner by a Louisiana State Trooper.
An image on Reddit shows the note and the wallet returned to its owner by a Louisiana State Trooper.

After losing a wallet during Mardi Gras, one tourist got a heck of surprise in the mail, courtesy of a Louisiana State Trooper.

According to a post on Reddit by user Wardo613, a wallet lost in New Orleans returned home with a note from trooper John Jett, who was working the area.

The note, according to the Reddit post, reads:

"My name is John Jett, I am a trooper with the Louisiana State Police. While working Mardi Gras, I found your wallet on Bourbon St. at St. Louis St. I intended to leave it at a lost and found at the NOPD 8th District, however they really did not have one set up. I decided to mail it to you. I did go through your wallet in an effort to make sure the address on your [driver's license] was your correct address. Everything in your wallet is exactly as it was when I found it."

It's unclear where the wallet was shipped to, but it was confirmed that the money was still inside.

The Reddit user said he intended to get a gift for Jett, and at the suggestion of others said he would buy pizzas for the department.

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