Forgotten wallet on the ICE: Man loses 1000 euros on the train - but is lucky in misfortune

Extraordinary find on the ICE: A Deutsche Bahn employee found a wallet with more than 1,000 euros and handed it in to the federal police.

Forgotten wallet on the ICE: Man loses 1000 euros on the train - but is lucky in misfortune

Extraordinary find on the ICE: A Deutsche Bahn employee found a wallet with more than 1,000 euros and handed it in to the federal police. She noticed the wallet shortly after midnight on the journey between Hamburg main station and Hamburg-Altona, the federal police announced on Saturday. The wallet also contained personal documents as well as the driver's license and debit card of the owner - a 30-year-old from the Rotenburg district near Hamburg.

Thanks to the attentive railway employee, the mishap ended happily for the man that night. "After checking the identity and clearly establishing the ownership situation, a federal police officer was able to hand the wallet with all its contents back to the lucky man," the police explained.

The man picked up his wallet from the station in Altona less than an hour and a half later. “We have never seen anyone come to the station so quickly,” said a federal police spokesman. "He was really very happy." The man from Lower Saxony had previously reported his loss to the federal police in Hamburg by telephone. It was initially unclear where exactly the railway employee found the wallet and why the man was carrying so much cash.

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