On any given day patrons will pack Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. But the staff is looking for a few diners in particular from one day earlier this month. A camera was left behind and the restaurant wants to find its owner. As our Iris St. Meran explains they've turned to social media for some help.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what's the value of the camera it's stored on? The Staff at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse has been tasked with finding the answer. Someone left behind this camera.
"Well I'm surprised the owner hasn't gotten a hold of us," said Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Public Relations and Social Media Manager Bob Baker.
That's because it's been nearly three weeks. The camera was found the weekend of October 5 and no one has come forward to claim it yet.
The only information the staff has about the owner are the pictures that are on the camera. The last picture that was taken is in this section at this table.
The service manager says he knows the camera is priceless to the owner because it has more than 700 photos of places locally and around the world.
Service Manager Marc Stocki said "When we were looking in there, we've seen some precious moments and very special things the owner would obviously want to keep a record of, especially the orphanage in Haiti. I was like ‘wow; this has got to be something very special for them.’"
So they thought it was worth a shot to use social media to post a couple of photos.
This one was taken inside and it's been viewed more than 100,000 times and shared more than 2,000 times and counting.
Baker added, "It's kind of like a little puzzle and it's so cool that everyone has their own ideas and are sending out to their own group of friends."
They hope by getting the word out there, this group of friends will soon be reunited with their camera that's filled with many special memories.
Until then it's in good hands for safe keeping.
If you're the owner or think you might know who the camera belongs to, you're asked to contact Dinosaur Bar-B-Cue: 246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202, (315) 476-4937 or email Bob Baker at email@example.com