"Wife's dry cleaning went out with the recycling," read a sign taped to a tree on the north side of 17th St. between 6th and 7th Avenues as of Tuesday afternoon.
"Please contact dead husband walking," the flier beseeched those with any information.
That zombie husband is Mike Farrah, DNAinfo has learned. And his 9 year-old-son is actually responsible for the case of the missing laundry, he told us.
”It was my son who took the dry cleaning downstairs" on his way out of their Chelsea building near the tree, the former senior advisor to San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom said of Monday's disappearance. "He was trying to be helpful."
Farrah's son mistook the dry cleaning for yet another pile of recycling because both were in clear plastic bags, he said.
When father and son returned home three hours later, Farrah realized the dry cleaning was gone and someone other than a sanitation department worker had picked it up while walking by.
“My wife handled it really well," said Farrah, whose spouse is associate publisher of marketing at Wired magazine. "But there were some really beautiful clothes in there.”
Most Redditors seeing the picture of Farrah's sign posted Tuesday — ironically, on a website that Wired's parent company owns a substantial share of — had sympathy for him.
At least one saw the humor in his situation: "This is basically an episode of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,'" the commenter wrote.
There were no updates on the status of the dry cleaning Wednesday afternoon.
Those with knowledge of its whereabouts should contact Farrah, who is offering a reward, at 415-260-8496 or email@example.com.