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Weirdest Lost and Found Items on St. Louis Craigslist

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Now that it's summer, it's super easy to misplace things while you're off having fun wearing awesome patriotic gear or watching your new favorite sport. People leave all kinds of items in weird places. A wallet here. A pair of sunglasses there. A light-up Iron Man mask with voice activation under there. You know, the usual.

But on Craigslist, nothing is "the usual." Resisting the urge to peek at the local Missed Connection postings, we took a spin through the Lost and Found section to see if we could help our dear readers locate the things they can't live without. We knew there would be many wayward cats and dogs listed (Get help finding your pet here!), but we were surprised to discover plenty of other weird stuff that St. Louisans misplace. Read on to find out if any of it's yours. (Note: all spelling, capitalization, wording and punctuation are exactly as they appear in the original ads.)

See also: The Craigslist Missed Connections of St. Louis Wizard World

UHHHH, OK

Found picture I found this picture in a parking lot. (Contact info here)

There's no photo in the Craigslist ad, so... you know... super helpful! We love a good mystery.

Found: Braided Weave!
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Anyone lose part of a braided weave?? If so, this is your lucky day! I have found it located on the third rung of the blue arched stepladder at Pleasant Hill Park in Belleville (between the two baseball fields). Looks like it is currently being repurposed as a makeshift noose or rope of some sort. Wouldn't want anyone to lose sleep over this lost treasure, as his/her *herrr* won't be *did* without this one-lock wonder!! So, tell me, are you the mystery Rapunzel?? Or perhaps you are merely a random being in need of a last-minute hair accessory for your hot date tonight? If so, I've got just what you're looking for! You don't even have to style it yourself -- someone had you in mind and did it for you!! Anyway, time's a-tickin', so please hurry before your window of opportunity slams shut! Get there and grab it before it's too late! (Who knows, it may even double as a good-luck charm and *someone* just might get *lucky* tonight! Never underestimate the power of the all-mighty weave!) Oh, and you're welcome! ;) (Contact info here)

We have no words.

Lost White Fire Helmet (The Grove) Car was stolen in February near Manchester and Tower Grove. Fire fighter plates and a white fire helmet are believe to have been tossed somewhere. Car was found on Lafayette near Vandeventer. Helmet is white says Goodson on the back, Monarch Batt Chief on the front. This helmet belonged to a good friend who has passed and has irreplaceable sentimental value. (Contact info here)

Well now we're just sad.

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2 comments
piip
piip

Trackers are useless unless you put them on your belongings beforehand. It requires people to be pro-active, which they are not. Re-active is more like it. For that, folks should use www.lostandfound.com/app for reporting and searching anywhere, anytime.

socibot
socibot

The truth is that almost every "lost" item gets found by someone. The problem is getting it back to the owner.  If the finder is not able to easily figure out who it belongs to it won't get returned. This is why putting tracker tags from mystufflostandfound.com on all your stuff is such a great idea. They make it easy for someone finding your lost things to return them quickly without having your personal information exposed.


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