Wallet missing for 40 years found in NYC crevice

February 21, 2011 4:18:28 AM PST
A New York man whose wallet disappeared from his jacket pocket has gotten it back - 40 years later.

Rudolph Resta was working for The New York Times as an art director in 1970 when he left his jacket in a closet at the old Times building in Manhattan just off Times Square. When he went to fetch the jacket, the wallet was gone.

Fast-forward to last fall, when a security guard checking a gap by an unused window came across the wallet - apparently stashed there by a thief who'd pulled out the cash.

Resta was tracked down through pieces of ID linked to the Times.

Resta is now in his 70s. He's enjoying the memories the wallet contained - photos of his sons as children, his glamorous wife and his late father.

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