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"I lost my wallet in the Orange County Airport," Lavin said by text. "I retraced my steps to the airport searching for my wallet to no avail. Then I got our rental car brought back to be searched but no such luck.
"Then I went to the Orange County airport lost and found to fill out a missing items report for the Sheriffs on site at the airport."
After canceling his credit card, Lavin went through an extensive process of getting clearance to fly -- to San Francisco. Because his parents, Cap and Mary, live in the city by the Bay, he was permitted to fly there to obtain a copy of his birth certificate and social security card so he could travel again.