Stolen wallet found in
Kent bar 13 years later
Janet Andy remembers her purse being stolen like it was yesterday.
She was a newlywed, having just married her husband, Paul, in July 1999.
Four months later, she went grocery shopping, returned to her home in Franklin Township, and left her car in the driveway, with her purse and her Pepsi forgotten on the roof.
A little while later, she went to get her purse and noticed it was gone. A search of the nearby wooded area didn't turn it up.
But 13 years later, the new owners of Diggers in Kent called her to say they'd been doing some remodeling. Employee Bruce Bentley started his work in the men's room, and noticed a surprise while removing ceiling tiles.
"Two beer bottles were up there," he said. "One hit me in the shoulder and fell on the floor and broke. And then I saw the wallet."
Andy and her wallet were reunited March 1 after owners Bert and Robin Bellinson consulted first the phone book, and then the internet, to find Andy.
-- Diane Smith, Record-Courier