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“Dear PoP,

I hope that you and your readers can help me track down my bag.

I play in a band and we performed in Wheaton on Sunday. After the show some of us headed home on the Metro and I did something I’ve never done before – I accidentally (!!!) left my knapsack on the bench on the platform at the Wheaton Metro when we boarded the train. I got off at the Silver Spring station and made an inquiry (the Metro employee called and asked the attendant at Wheaton to look for my bag) then headed back to Wheaton to search for it. A Metro employee called Metro Police and I filed a report and the officer (a nice guy) helped me look. I am hoping, hoping, hoping that someone turns it in. All of my Batala gear plus some other stuff was in there. Nothing of value to anyone else!

I would really love for my bag and its contents to be returned. It’s a lightweight dark gray knapsack (Eagle Creek) containing: 2 surdo (drum) mallets; 2 beige belts with hooks (for wearing my drum); 2 black knee pads (also for drumming); 2 sets of earplugs; 1 roll of athletic tape; 1 7/16 wrench; 1 black hip sack (Mountain Equipment Coop); 1 light green corduroy jean jacket; 1 stainless steel water bottle w/ red lid (Starbucks).

I filed a lost & found report with Metro and have been calling there daily but my bag has not yet turned up. I’m playing Friday (tomorrow), Saturday and Sunday and really need this stuff!

So, why am I sharing this? Well, maybe some collective good thoughts will help bring it back to me! Maybe one of your readers knows something and/or saw my bag. If someone has my bag, please return it! Thank you.”

If you find the bag please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll connect you with the reader.


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