Mostafa, his wallet, the police

by Mostafa Elyasian and Wolfgang Sannwald

Mostafa was at Europapark Rust on Saturday. In the toilet, he put his wallet on the holder for toilet paper. And he forgot it there. After an hour, he wanted something to eat and drink. “Where is my wallet?” Mostafa hurried back to the boat he had been travelling in. No, it wasn’t there. Then he remembered the toilet; when he got there an hour and a half later, the wallet was not there. The cash, credit cards, driving licence, medical card, everything was missing. Someone from security sent him to the information desk. A woman at the Europapark information office made him fill out a form. Mostafa waited until 12 o’clock at night, nothing. He was told to report back on Monday. On Monday afternoon, he was working in the Tübingen editorial office of tünews INTERNATIONAL. Colleagues advised him to have his credit card blocked immediately and to go straight to the police. He did so. A police officer in Konrad-Adenauer-Straße registered the case on the computer and offered: “I can call Europapark.” Mostafa agreed and followed along as the officer spoke to three people on the phone, one after the other, within seven minutes. At the end, a woman had Mostafa’s data given to her. Then he received an email: “… it is with great pleasure that we can inform you that your wallet has been handed in to us at the lost property office …” Mostafa allowed that she took seven euros from the purse. She used it to pay the postage for the letter. So Mostafa received his wallet back by registered mail on Wednesday. In it, only seven euros were missing, for the postage.


Der wiedergefundene Geldbeutel. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian.





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