What Would You Do If You Found a Working 42” Plasma Screen TV Sitting on a Street Corner in the Mission?
Reader MC might’ve just experienced a Thanksgiving miracle:
So, riding from one Thanksgiving dinner to the next, I rode south on Capp Street. I crossed 24th Street. And right here [pictured] I see a 42″ plasma TV sitting on the ground.
After checking it out for a few minutes, I realize there’s no way to carry it along with my bike to the house. So, I go to the house and recruit a friend to help me carry back to the house. We plug it in — it works. I plug in the cable, and I’m watching TV now. The thing works perfectly.
I decide to be a good guy, and post a note — thinking maybe someone is moving (who moves on Thanksgiving?)… or I don’t know how you can ‘lose’ a 70+ pound, 42″ inch TV. But, I think that’s the moral thing to do, right?
The only other viable option– someone planned to buy a new TV for Black Friday, and just tossed this thing– but it sells for over $700 used on amazon.
So– the question is — 1) Who lives at Capp & 24th who just ‘throws out’ a $700 TV? 2) What does that say about the state of the Mission if so? 3) Is there a secret spy camera inside watching me as I type this? 4) Did someone break into a house, and get around the block and gave up because it was heavy? 5) What should I be doing with this? Should I post a Craiglist Lost/found post? Is the note sufficient? 6) Does it have a curse on it? 7) But seriously– who just throws out a 42″ TV on Capp & 24th….? WTF?
This thing is huge– it’s bigger than my coffee table, and almost the size of my couch.
Also, FWIW, I paid the cab driver $20 to load my TV, my bike, and me and drive me home. The first cabbie refused, Luxor said ‘no vans unless you are handicapped’ and then this Yellow Cab guy helped me put it into and out of the cab, so that was nice.
Anybody lose their TV?