Antique Lighter Found in Alaska Belongs to Former Bexar County Deputy

click to enlarge Antique Lighter Found in Alaska Belongs to Former Bexar County Deputy
Bexar County Sheriff's Office
The Internet is a vast machine for returning lost items and identifying people in found photos.

Just a couple weeks ago, San Antonio's Internet junkies identified a mystery woman a filmmaker found in a box of old 35 mm photos he purchased.

This week, the groupthink contributed to tracking down former Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy Stanley Mitchell who lost his custom-made antique lighter, which turned up in a display at a store in Anchorage, Alaska.

According to a KSAT-TV story, a man named Doug Williams spotted the lighter and paid $45 for it. He used to live in Bexar County before moving to the frozen north. 

On Facebook, the sheriff's department said it's working on returning the lighter to Mitchell.

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