Kids playing in woods find wallet, badge Ohio sheriff lost 12 years ago

The department posted the unlikely lost-and-found story on Facebook

Madeline Mitchell
Cincinnati Enquirer

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio — A couple of kids found Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones' long lost wallet in the woods by their house on Tuesday, according to a post from the Sheriff's Office.

Jones says he lost his wallet at least 12 years ago while hiking – and now, thanks to a sibling challenge to "survive the wilderness," he has it back once again.

According to the post, Chad Oberholtzer's two children, ages 7 and 9, asked their dad to set a timer for 30 minutes to see if they could last that long in the woods in their neighborhood. While out in the "wild," the kids discovered Jones' wallet.


Chad Oberholtzer told us a great story on how his 7 and 9 year old kids found the Sheriff's wallet that was lost...

Posted by Butler County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Sheriff's Office posted photos of the wallet and thanked Oberholtzer and his kids for returning the lost property.

"We're glad you survived your adventure," the release states.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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