Los Angeles hot dog joint returns Christmas cash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marc Lichtman had a sinking feeling after eating a Polish sausage at Fab Hot Dogs in Los Angeles. It had nothing to do with what he ate.

The Los Angeles Daily News (http://bit.ly/1bQdOUp) reports that the executive director of a nonprofit group that helps build schools lost his wallet with $2,500 in Christmas cash to thank everyone who helped throughout the year.

The director of California Trust for Public Schools ransacked his car. He tore apart his house. He retraced his steps.

Then he remembered his trip to the hot dog joint Wednesday night.

Restaurant founder Joe Fabrocini was there the next day with the wallet — and the cash. An employee found it on a chair.

Lichtman left an undisclosed sum to thank the employee and staff.

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Information from: Pasadena Star-News, http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/