Team Member Leroy Jones Finds Woman’s Bag, Receives Thanks

BID Clean Team Member Leroy Jones (left) has an eye for finding lost items on Capitol Hill. Just a few short weeks ago, he found a wallet while out on the job. Last week, he found the purse as he was changing the bag in one of our city trash cans. The trash can is located at the corner of 2nd & D Streets, NE, just a block up from the Station Place building.  The purse had been stolen and discarded, but it was still full of valuables.  The owner had two check books in the side pouch, identification cards, business cards, an organizer as well as a valuable Amazon gift card. Andrew Lee, the BID’s director of operations, contacted the owner and returned the purse to her work place. Shortly after her purse was returned, the owner wrote a letter of gratitude for Leroy:

Dear Mr. Leroy Jones,

From the bottom of my heart thank you so much for making the decision to turn in my purse after you had found it.  It really means a lot to me.  My purse had a lot of sentimental value to me.  It was a graduation gift from my sister.  I’ve had it for over 5 years so it was heart breaking to me the day it was stolen.  But you filled me with joy again when you decided to return it to me.  I hope you like Oreo Cheesecake.  As a thank you I will be baking one for you. 

Thank you again,

::Anonymous Purse Owner::

If you find something in the Capitol Hill BID such as a wallet or purse, you may give it to one of our Clean Team or Safety Ambassadors and we will be sure to return the item back to its owner. You may also contact Andrew at