Couple Uses GPS to Track Down Wedding Gifts

New York City officials are using GPS technology in an effort to figure out which taxi might have wedding gifts, checks and cards in its trunk.

David Fitzhenry and Christine Herrick were married Saturday night. The bride slipped on ice while getting out of the taxi early Sunday. In the commotion, the gifts were momentarily forgotten.

“It was a spectacular wedding. Everybody was so happy and that just put a damper on it,” Jim Fitzhenry, 65-year-old father of the groom, told the Daily News. “They are very, very upset. These are personal items.”
The groom even wanted to cancel his honeymoon, but his dad encouraged him to go ahead with it. They're now in Mexico.

Finding the lost gifts seems a daunting task. The city has about 43,000 yellow cabs.

“We have been in extensive touch with the family, and are, as we speak, employing the new GPS technology system to isolate this ride and find the lost property,” Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Matthew Daus told the Daily News.

Hard work helped narrow the search down to one cab company. The company features Pepsi ads on the cabs' roofs and has a fleet of 230 taxis. One in question is a Crown Victoria.

Daus reminds passengers to always take their receipt: It provides the cab's medallion number.

“Based on past successes in similar situations, we are cautiously optimistic for a happy ending,” Daus told the paper.
The families of the newlyweds certainly hope for one – and they’re even willing to give a reward for the safe return of their lost gifts, according to the Daily News.
“We just want it (all) returned,” the father of the groom told the paper.

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