We aren’t sure how exactly someone could lose a ladder. They are pretty large. Maybe a thief grabbed it and ran off with it. Has your next door neighbor had a flickering light lately that you’ve spotted through the window? Maybe he or she decided to replace that annoying bulb with some assistance in the height department.
Something we can’t quite figure out though is the reward. Is that pesos? $500 just seems a lot. We think he could buy another ladder (or three) with that!