“I left messages at his home phone after I found his number on the Internet,” the woman told ABC News in Denver. “I called his bank and a Harley Davidson dealer listed on a business card in his wallet.”
The woman also contacted the police. Eventually, the owner of the wallet filed a police report:
Police phoned [the woman] back and asked her for the wallet. She said she was going to hang on to it until she heard from [the owner] what he wanted her to do.She said police became aggressive and demanding, but she held firm. “I just didn’t need to be bullied,” she said. Police then arrested [the woman], and charged her with interference.” I said, ‘Are you serious? I’m going to jail for trying to return a guy’s wallet to him,’” [the woman] said.
Apparently the first attempt to prosecute ended in a mistrial, so they’re prosecuting her again. If convicted, she faces a possible sentence of one year in prison and a $1,000 fine. The owner of the wallet says he’d love it if both the police and the woman just dropped the whole thing and shook hands.