Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Steve Martin lost his wallet in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

A brief synopsis of what you're about to read: A stranger found Steve Martin's wallet on a street in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and returned it to the comedian.

Steve Martin lost his wallet in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Steve Martin says, "thank you!" (AP Photo)
Steve Martin says, "thank you!" (AP Photo)

“Honesty survives in Wilkes-Barre,” Steve Martin said to a local paper Tuesday.

Martin, who was in the Pa. town Tuesday night for a bluegrass show performance, lost his wallet on the street earlier that day. The Times Leader reports a man found the item outside of Boscov's and contacted the F.M. Kirby Center, where Martin was set to perform.

Will Beekman, programming director at the concert hall, said Martin wanted to thank the anonymous angel in person and reportedly gave him a $100 reward. The actor shared through a spokeswoman, “The gentleman couldn’t have been sweeter, nicer, kinder, and his Batman-like rescue of my wallet is one more reason to remember Wilkes-Barre.” The wallet had the comedian's driver's license and credit cards. No cash.

In case you were wondering how Martin lost his wallet, he was bicycling around town earlier that day.

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