Finder of wallet sends hilarious letter

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    Lost wallet returned with note from thief


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(CNN)Reilly Flaherty lost his wallet a few weeks ago, while at a Wilco concert in Brooklyn and assumed that all of its contents: IDs, credit cards and cash were gone for good.

Flaherty did what most people would do in this situation -- he canceled his credit cards and replaced his driver's license. You think that would be the end to his ordeal, but a week and half later he received an envelope containing a handwritten note in the mail.
Flaherty posted the thief's note on his Instagram account and captioned it, "thanks... I think?"
The letter read,
    "I found your wallet, and your drivers license had your address so here's your credit cards and other important stuff. I kept the cash because I needed weed, the MetroCard because, well, the fare's $2.75 now, and the wallet 'cause it's kinda cool. Enjoy the rest of your day. Toodles, Anonymous."

    thanks.. I think?

    A photo posted by reilly flaherty (@reillyflaherty) on

    Flaherty tells CNN he was initially terrified when he received the unmarked letter.
    "I'm horrified. This person knows where I sleep, knows where I get my mail."
    "This person knows everything about me."
    Flaherty says he hasn't filed a police report, but writes on Instagram that "there is a serial wallet theft spree going on in the streets of New York and no one is talking about it."
    But since Flaherty published the anonymous letter, he has received a lot attention from many news agencies around the world.
    "I think what people are finding that this is a pretty humorous, quintessential New York story of this person who goes 50% with trying to have a nice deed but ends up coming off with an asterisk at the end," Flaherty says.