A: Officer, my wallet and passport are gone.
B: We'll file a report so that no one else tries to use your passport.
A: What about my credit cards?
B: You'll have to call the credit card companies and have them cancel the cards.
A: How will I get home without a passport?
B: You can't get home without a passport.
A: So what should I do?
B: Call the nearest U.S. Embassy and tell them what happened.
A: Will I need to apply for a new passport?
B: Most likely you will.
A: Is that going to take a long time?
B: Just take a copy of this police report and see if that will make the process faster.