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Found Camera at Logan Airport

By Andrew Pollack on 10/07/2004 at 01:43 PM EDT

Walking back to my truck at Logan, around 21:00 last night, I found a note on my windshield saying "this must be your phone" and a small padded pouch. Inside the pouch was a camera -- a rather nice digital camera, nearly brand new. I've called the state police at Logan Airport and reported this, and left a message on their lost and found departments voicemail indicating this, but without more detail other than my phone number which I invited them to share if someone was missing such. I've indicated I would gladly send it to whoever calls and can describe the camera in sufficient detail. Frankly, I doubt this will happen, but as its a rather expensive toy so perhaps someone will take the chance.

Before you ask, the camera did have only one picture on it, of a young man with short hair, taken at the airport. I'm guessing he's around twenty, give or take a few years either way. The picture was taken in daylight, so clearly a good deal of time had passed.

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My own thoughts on this are...By Colman Carpenter on 10/08/2004 at 04:06 AM EDT
Strange....I presume it was found next to your truck.

Have you tried seeing if there's a picture in the camera's memory rather than
on the memory card ? I keep meaning to take a pic of my business card that way
just in case my camera is lost.

Impressed someone actually picked it up and didn't decide to keep it !
Where was airport security? By ajp on 10/08/2004 at 05:54 AM EDT
A strange package strapped to the windscreen of a car in an airport carpark .
In this day and age where was airport security?
If that had been Heathrow you would probably find a hole in the ground where
your car had been blown up as a 'security measure'.
Really wasn't that kind of situationBy Andrew Pollack on 10/08/2004 at 09:31 AM EDT
In this case, the garage where the truck was parked is a good long distance
from the termal building -- in fact the only place the garages at Logan get
near to a terminal has been closed off. Also, the little camera in its case
was quite small -- not like a big 35mm camera in a luggable camera bag.

The whole item was small enough to go unnoticed behind the yellow crap of note

The person who left it thought it was a phone.

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