Stranger returns some items found in man’s lost wallet — and includes an interesting letter

Posted at 12:05 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 14:05:03-05

NEW YORK-- A man who lost his wallet at a concert in New York received an interesting letter in the mail several days later.

The man's ID and some of his other cards were returned to him with this letter:

"Dear Reilly Flaherty, I found your wallet and your driver's license had your address so here's your credit cards and other important stuff. I kept the cash because I needed weed. The Metrocard because well the fare's $2.75 now and the wallet 'cause it kinda cool. Enjoy the rest of your day. Toodles, Anonymous."

Flaherty, upon reading the note, immediately associated this gesture with the "Breaking Bad" anti-hero Walter White – a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who turns into a drug dealer – blurring the lines between good and evil.

"To be honest, I was thinking this person is the Walter White of wallet returning," Flaherty wrote to a friend. "They start out with seemingly good intentions, but then you quickly realize they're actually just a villain plagued with an insatiable appetite for MetroCard spending and marijuana-infused subway rides– hurting everyone they love around them. Sadly, this is the plot."

The cash doesn't matter, according to Flaherty.

"The fact is, there's a pot-smoking modern-day Robin Hood out there who knows my blood type, knows where I sleep at night," he joked. "So that's terrifying, frankly."