Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Still no takers on missing light reflector found on Broad Street, authorities remain baffled

Article by Beak Wilder / Photo courtesy of a cell phone on Broad Street

A missing light reflector that was found last week on Broad Street has so far remained unclaimed by it's owner, despite many attempts to advertise it's find.

The light reflector, which appears to have come from either a Schwinn bicycle or a mid-nineties Toyota Corolla, was found by local vagrant and entrepreneur, Filbert Grapenuts, during a routine inspection for valuables.

"I've seen some things in my time," Grapenuts declared. "But nothing like this."

Going on to explain how his conscience would not allow him to keep such a valuable find, as a light reflector is a much-needed safety feature on any automobile, Grapenuts expressed no remorse about turning the reflector in to authorities.

"It was the right thing to do," Grapenuts added. "I'm sure of that."

Authorities, who found themselves unable to match the light reflector to anyone's vehicle in the National Light Reflector Database (NLRD), then placed several ads on Craigslist, hoping it's owner would come forward to retrieve it.

"Things aren't looking too good in this case," admitted Officer Nico Haylen. "After about a week without leads, cases like this have a way of making it to the bottom of the pile. I know it sounds crazy, but that's the way it works. The truth is, whoever lost this light reflector probably doesn't even realize it's gone."

Authorities are asking anybody with information leading to the owner of this missing light reflector to please call Quincy City Hall at 617-376-1000.


Anonymous said...

Hey... that looks vaguely familiar!eakeysdad

Matty Hammers said...

If that were a side mirror, it'd be a whole different story.