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Help finding owner of lost keys

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jay H, Oct 11, 2001.

  1. Jay H

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    Among the millions of tools that I find while commuting to work by bike, I found something different on the ride home yesterday, a set of keys on a small carabiner (broken) that had been run over a couple times as it looked like it went through hell. There is no identification on it other than a price club card from Shop Rite (a local food chain) and the person drives a ford and has an aftermarket alarm on it. I tried calling two different Shop Rites around here, thinking that they might be able to tell me the name and phone number of the owner given the card# but both decided to remain legal and didn't tell me. Unfortunately, I don't pass any Shop Rite on the way home and hardly shop there. I was wondering if I could call a Ford dealer and perhaps if their keys are coded in some way that they could find out the owner of the car through the key??? If not, I guess the owner will have to wait until I get a chance to go to a Shop Rite, which wont be until perhaps this weekend. Either that, keep calling every Shop Rite until somebody decided to tell me over the phone.. I've tried 2 of them so far to no dice.
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    Call Shop Rite.
    Give them the card #
    Explain that they should get in touch with the owner and give them your home/cell phone #s.
    Wait for tha call.
    Brent L
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  3. Jay H

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    Interesting idea, but I think I'm going to make that an excuse for my day off tomorrow. I've got some errands tomorrow where I have to use this 4-wheel thing with an engine in it as there's no other way. But after that I think I'll just bike over to the Shop Rite and see if they can help me personally. There is a Lincoln/Mercury dealer on the way home but it's on the highway and not that bike friendly to get to.
    I wonder how this person managed to lose his car keys.. they apparently must be a spare set or he wasn't driving at the time. I imagine it would be hard to lose one's car keys while driving in it. However, my sister's old Cavalier used to run without a key in it, but I personally think that car was possessed so it didn't care.
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  4. Jim Skripchuk

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    Jay,
    My wife had here keys stolen while she was working at a local hospital in the Wilmington, DE area. It was approx a year ago. We have never found them or her bag and wallet. She drives a Ford Explorer and we had a Shoprite price plus tag on it. We also had a Ford installed door opener on the vehicle, but I don't believe it said Ford on the remote.
    Did you find these in the DE area or New Jersey? The hospital is right near I-95 if someone took off.
    There was also a Quickset (name brand) house key on it. My wife is pretty sure it said Quickset, I'm don't believe so.
    Shoprite should tell you, or can't you drop those things in the mail??
    Jim
     
  5. Larry Price

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    Not sure how close you live to NY, and I doubt this is the reason for the lost keys, but alot of papers/etc. blew far away from Manhattan on Sept. 11.
    I worked in 7 World Trade Center. A colleague received an email a few days later saying that someone found his notepads (with email address on it) in Brighton Beach Brooklyn.
     
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    Wouldn't that be too weird if they were Jim's keys? [​IMG] It's a small world...but really, that's getting a little too small. [​IMG]
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  7. Jay H

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    Hi Jim, nope the keys that I did find, one of the keys had "Ford" on it, and there was a keyfob on it for a simple alarm. the other keys that I found,one looked like a house key and the other could be a work key or so. I found them on a small carabiner (about 2") which was broken and up here in north jersey in Pequonnock. Quite far from Delaware and nowhere near I-95. If my memory serves me, the one key that looked like a house key did not say Quikset on it.
    It's a fairly recent loss, as I bike by there everyday on the way home from work and I'm sure it wasn't there before or else I would of noticed it. That kind of rules out the WTC thing, unless it took them 1 month to fly about 40 miles as the crow flies to land by me.
    And I did call Shop rite, but they refused to give me even a name or a number by phone and I tried two different ones in the area. The card contains the store it was local to and of course, the account# of the person, the first Shop Rite didn't even want to tell me which store it was gotten from. The second Shop Rite was nicer but politely told me that I should stop in and told me that it would be best NOT to drop it in the post office as it could take them forever to get back to the original owner as it goes to Wakefarm (the parent company) in Edison NJ and then somebody actually has to bother to contact the owner which I wont bet anybody there taking the effort.
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  8. Jim Skripchuk

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    Jay,
    Thanks anyway, I'm sure shoprite will get them back to the owner when you take them to a shoprite.
    Bill, I thought the same thing while I was at work tonight. It would be just to wild if they were my wifes keys. I still remember that night being so p*ssed off at someone stealing a nurses bag and all of her stuff. She had an idea who took them and they were from Jersey.
    Then about 3 months ago she lost her second set, but we know they are in the house somewhere?
    I know my 3 year old has them stashed somewhere around here!!!! Probably with my lost cd's.
    Jim
     
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    Yup, I just dropped by a Shop Rite today and gave it to the CS rep there, the guy was nice enough to look it up and saw it was a guy who lives in Lincoln Park (no, not the band) which isn't far from where I found it and he was going to call the guy for me. So hope he got his keys back...
    Jay
     

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