style news

Steve Martin Loses Wallet, Stranger Returns It

The comedian and bluegrass musician lost his driver's license and credit cards while bicycling in Pennsylvania.
Steve Martin

If you lose your wallet, sometimes a stranger will find it and return it to you -- if you're Steve Martin.

The comedian and bluegrass musician lost his wallet while bicycling in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. earlier this week. A man working on a city street found it and returned it to him, The Associated Press reports.

STORY: Steve Martin, Wife Anne Stringfield Welcome First Child

The man knew Martin was performing in town, so he contacted the concert hall to say he'd found his wallet, according to the hall's programming director.

The wallet contained Martin's driver's license and credit cards but no cash. Martin insisted on thanking the good Samaritan in person, the programming director told the AP.

Martin later took to his Twitter account to praise the anonymous man, writing "An honest man is found in Wilkes-Barre! Thank you, sir!"

He also gave the man a shout-out during Tuesday night's show.

"I had a great bit of fortune in your city today," he said, referring to his wallet being returned, according to The Scranton Times-Tribune. "I didn't even have a joke for him. I said, 'Oh, thank you.' "

"So thank you Wilkes-Barre. My impression of Wilkes-Barre is everyone is 100 percent honest, all of the time."

What do you think?

comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement