Letchworth pastor’s prayers answered after good samaritan returns lost laptop and drums

Frank Williams.

Frank Williams. - Credit: Archant

A Letchworth pastor’s prayers have been answered after a good Samaritan returned his lost laptop and drums.

Frank Williams, who is a pastor at the RCCG Fragrance of Life Connections Church, had a Sunday to forget towards the end of last month after driving away from an afternoon service, only to realise that said items had fallen out of his open boot.

The 52-year-old said a woman had been seen driving away with the items, and was left bewildered when they had not been handed into the police two days later.

But this is where our guardian angel comes in, as a 43-year-old woman from Letchworth – who had been driving her son and his friend to the park – had picked up the items, with the express wish of locating their owner.

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, had brought the laptop and drums home and immediately put out a message on social networking site Facebook to spread the word.

After this she tried to contact the police on the non-emergency number 101 but – after plenty of attempts by both herself and her mother – the pair gave up.

But now that Frank has been reunited with his cherished belongings, order has been restored.

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“I am really happy that we managed to give Frank his laptop and drums back,” she said.

“It was very surprising when I saw the car drive off with the boot open.

“I was really worried that it might have been a family going on holiday, which would have been a disaster.

“We were both on to the police number for ages, but we just weren’t getting anywhere – and you can’t hand in items at Letchworth Police Station anymore.

“Frank was really grateful when he came round to collect his things and I was chuffed for him.”

With his mind at ease, Frank can now turn his attention towards his festive duties, one of which is preparing hampers for underprivileged families at Christmas.

“Even though the woman who collected my things and gave them back to me said that she did not want anything in return, I want to say how grateful I am that she did so,” he said.