Lost Car Keys ... Newport Beach, CA. ... Found planter under Ivy

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

Saturday .. May 10, 2014

I remember the days when I couldn’t wait for Friday night to celebrate the end of a work week. It was easy to understand what happened when I received a call from Ronald. He was out with his girlfriend and another friend having a few drinks. To make the story short, his girlfriend had a few too many drinks. When she insisted that she was going to drive her car their friend threw her car keys into some ivy. I recieved the call the next morning and was able meet Ronald a few minutes after he called. He is almost my next door nieghbor. One small note to mention is that I was refered by to Ronald by Joe Demarco of Demarco Detector Sales in New Jersey.  Joe is very active helping people to find TheRingFinders group.

I spent about 20 minutes with my 11 inch coil over the ivy and was just about ready to change over to my 6 inch coil which is better in trashy, tight areas. I opted to try my hand held pin pointer. We thought that possibly the keys may have ended up on a balcony about 8 feet  above the planter. I asked Ronald to ask the tenant of that unit if we could check the balcony. As Ronald started to go knock on the door, my pin pointer gave me a signal and there was the car keys. I yelled  at Ronald and was able to get his attention before he had bothered the tenant.  It was amazing how these keys were hiding in the ivy. It would have been a lot easier to find the keys if they were another color than black.  It always gets a little crasy after I’ve covered the whole area and I have to go to double check mode sometimes refered as plan “B”.



Why don't they make these yellow
Why don’t they make these yellow

2 Replies to “Lost Car Keys … Newport Beach, CA. … Found planter under Ivy”

  1. Good find. keys are sometimes more valuable than rings!

  2. Chris Turner says:

    The cost o replace keys now for the newer cars are outrageous! Nice find

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