Steve Martin Offers Thanks To Wilkes-Barre Good Samaritan Who Returned Lost Wallet

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WILKES-BARRE — In a city where recent thefts have some pedestrians clutching their iPhones and purses a little tighter, one lost wallet actually found its way home Tuesday.

Its owner?  Actor, comedian and musician Steve Martin.  Its rescuer?  He still remains clouded in mystery.

“Honesty survives in Wilkes-Barre,” Martin said through a spokeswoman.  “The gentleman couldn’t have been sweeter, nicer, kinder, and his Batman-like rescue of my wallet is one more reason to remember Wilkes-Barre.”

Martin was in town for a one-night appearance at the F.M. Kirby Center on Public Square, where he performed Tuesday evening with Edie Brickell with the Steep Canyon Rangers.

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