Great post B744F.
I don't like to bolst about doing something people SHOULD DO
I can remember finding a purse on a bench in a subway (pre- 9/11).
I looked through it and found the owners identification.
I took it home and called information and fortunatley the old lady who owned it had a listed phone number and I got in contact with her.
The poor old lady (approx 75) was in tears when I gave her purse to her.
Another time was a few months ago, I found a cellphone on the ground in front of my place. I called the most recently called number and told them that I found there friend's phone.
Turned out it was my neighbor's cellphone.
They have been real nice to me. Giving me wine, chocolates and even gift certificate to there family's Chinese restaurant.