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Lost and fair: What was left behind at Del Mar

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DEL MAR (CBS 8) - If you lost it, chances are Gail Tompkins found it.

"Cell phones, keys, a lot of keys, 162 pairs of glasses. That's a lot," she said.

Dozens of driver's licenses, phones, and enough clothes to fill a closet.

"We have a lot more hats for one thing, a lot more jewelry," Gail said.

This year they had more everything. It was their biggest haul ever.

"I don't know where it comes from. A lot is just left by a chair. Lunch, dropped off their stroller – who knows?" Gail said.

It's easy to see how a pair of sunglasses or hat can fly off the ride, but then there's things like dentures, a bonsai tree, strollers, crutches and keys.

"How do you get home? How do you get in your house, how do you get to your job?" Gail joked.

We couldn't get over Gail's organization. Everything is logged, and anything that has someone's name, number, or address, gets a call or postcard.

"For me, if iIhad something lost I'd hope an honest person would turn it in. I'd want to find my things. It's made all of us a little more aware of our own belongings, to be responsible for our things. It's somebody's things... they'd like to get them back," she said.

And when they do, it makes all that work, worth it.

"They come in and they just, 'Oh thank you. thank you.' We've had people in tears, they're so happy to get their stuff back," Gail said.

If you think you may have lost something at the fair, just give them a call at (858) 794-1124.

Some of the footage used in this video report was shot using a GoPro camera.

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