I just got a call from a guy saying he found some documents of mine. Of course, I thanked him, but I didn’t promise I would meet him; instead, I said I’d call him back.
To any of you who care to give advice: Is it worthwhile to go meet this guy? As I explained, the documents are pretty worthless–but maybe there’s a security benefit to maintaining possession of them (to prevent any potential attempts at identity theft)?
Also important for my decision, I think, is whether I believe this guy is the guy who robbed me or is connected to that guy, and not someone who “found” my documents. Over the phone he mentioned an insurance card and my learner’s permit, and he must have the business card, since that was the only thing with my phone number on it. So his story is that he found all my documents, but without the wallet or money.
He said he found them near Salitre Plaza, the mall directly outside of which I boarded the bus. That throws in the wrinkle of possibility that the wallet just slipped out of my pocket as I got on the bus, or that someone picked my pocket before I even boarded. (I removed the fare from my wallet a minute before getting on the bus, so the last place I know I had the wallet was on the street near Salitre Plaza).
Anyway, if I meet this guy, I can get back the few cards and hear more of his story about where he found them. But I’ll also have to spend time to do so, and I’ll be wondering the whole time: Is this guy really a good samaritan who picked my things up and contacted me to return them, or is he the criminal or an accomplice now trying to reduce the violation already committed?