In the meantime it was a hassle for me to get a new license and other articles. Fast forward to this Friday night, over a year later. It's pouring rain and I'm reading in our living room. I see a van pull up and a "soccer mom" type lady come up to our door and ring the bell.
Chris answers and she says, "Are you Chris ____?" He says yes, and she goes on to say that she was contacted by a man who "found" our stuff. She describes exactly what was stolen: a license, debit card, Longwood Gardens pass, and health insurance cards. Her last name was the same as ours, and she lived nearby, hence the mix up. She says she was worried we might be searching and wanted to give us this guy's number. She continues that the guy was shady and kept changing his name and said he found everything in a porter potty? She seemed genuinely confused.
The whole thing has me creeped out. I thought I was done with all this. I had immediately closed all the cards and reported everything stolen. I purchased LifeLock. I was finally feeling relieved that a year had gone by and everything was settled. My hope was that whoever stole everything, just threw it away and it wasn't circulating around anymore.
I wasn't surprised though. In nearly all cases the robber tries to contact you with some story about how they "found" your stuff. They try to meet up with you to give it back for cash. The same thing happened to my mom years ago when I was a kid. Unfortunately for this robber, I had no valuables I want back. I'm so angry about the whole thing. That there's bums out there like this that live off of other people. I'm scared that he may try to come to our house when he finds I don't contact him. He must be hard up for money if he's making calls about stolen goods over a year later. Any advice? Anyone experience something similar?