Last night I had a call from Robin about a set of lost keys.
Two nights ago, Robin was a little upset with her boyfriend, and threw his keys off of her 15th story balcony at her apartment.
After tossing the keys, Robin and her boyfriend looked for quite some time in the bushes surrounding the back of the apartment building with no luck. That’s when I got the call.
Robin had told me over the phone that there were several keys on a lanyard along with car remotes and other accessories and the set of keys were very heavy. I then made up a huge set of old keys on a lanyard to take this morning as a “test set”.
Once I arrived at the building this morning and met Robin, I had her give me the story again and then had her travel back up to her condo on the 15th floor and launch the keys in the exact same way she had a few nights ago.
After tossing the “test” keys, they almost hit a fence beyond the bushes, much further than she had assumed they would have traveled that night. Right away I was convinced that if her boyfriend’s keys were heavier than my test set, they easily could have made it over the fence onto someones patio in the next condo complex over.
We then searched around that area with no luck. I knew someone would have easily spotted these and picked them up.
I told her to start making flyers to post in that condo and then we parted ways.
On my way out I spotted two grounds keepers for that property and told them the story and then left.
Not 30 minutes later as I was heading to my second search of the day, I got a call from Robin who was very excited to tell me that her keys had been recently turned into that condo office…….they were found on someones patio on the other side of the fence.
Physics wins again…..
Happy you have the keys back Robin. Thanks for letting me know the outcome.