For the past two weeks, Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood has been plastered with full-color “missing” posters offering a $10,000 reward. But the lost items, which include an antique straw dispenser, a miniature egg beater, and a Necco wafers jar filled with marbles, are worth barely a fraction of that. Angela, a Del Ray social worker, is behind the 500-poster campaign. Reached at her home, she explains that the tchotchkes belong to her ex-partner. After they called their 18-month relationship quits, on July 16, Angela (who asked that her last name be omitted) moved her partner’s stuff out to the curb for the partner to pick up. But, due to miscommunication, the partner never got the message, and by the next morning, the trinkets were gone. Angela is hoping those who might eBay the items will choose a more profitable option: Give the items back and collect the generous payout. “The reward’s $10,000 because I realized dyke drama can be expensive,” she says. —Mike DeBonis