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Friday, February 22, 2013
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
I left my heart in
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don't care
Francisco is a city with a million stories to tell.
here’s one that happened this Valentine’s Day.
hello to Barbara and Carlos. Living in the East Bay, they came up with a plan
to make a little romance happen. They decided to celebrate their Valentine’s
Day in San Francisco. A drive over the Bay Bridge with its stunning view. A
walk on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. To be followed with a classy dinner later
that evening in the City by the Bay.
Valentine’s Day celebration had romance written all over it.
it almost happened.
at the bridge, Barbara saw a black camera bag lying in the parking lot. With
tourists moving all about the lot she chose to stand watch over the bag. There
was no apparent owner in sight, but maybe one would remember their bag and
Barbara and Carlos decided to wait.
wait they did for over 45 minutes. But
still no owner. Maybe a clue to the owner’s identity was inside the camera bag.
Barbara decided to take a peek.
first found a camera lens. Then credit cards. Then miscellaneous papers. And then
she saw the envelope. Stuffed. Stuffed
$11,060.42 in cash to be exact.
got nervous at first, it could be drug money," Dolores said. "I was
(Hey, I've seen No Country for Old Men.)
After some consideration, Barbara and Carlos
decided it was time to turn in the camera bag to the Police.With
the help of the credit cards,
Police detectives traced the camera bag to a
Chinese tourist visiting the city. You can imagine how out loud happy he was. The
tourist, Mark, who didn't want his last name used, said he was scheduled to
return to China the following day. Mark said that the camera bag contained cash
belonging to several families who had traveled to San Francisco together. Mark
thought that the camera bag was mistakenly left in the parking lot after taking
guessing that won’t happen again.
And Barbara and
They got a few
photos. Spent hours making a police report. Hit rush hour traffic heading back
home. And grabbed their Valentine’s Day meal at the McDonald's nearby the Police
only say, "So my heart is rested now because the people got their money
and their bag."