It’s common to see movie characters find things in, or retrieve things from, airport or bus station or subway lockers where they have been for years.
Is it really possible to use a public locker like a long-term safe deposit box? I think most newer ones have monitoring of their use and notices are posted that lockers left over 24 hours or 3 days or some short time will be emptied and the contents stored.
How did it work in the pre-monitoring era? Did station security just go through all the lockers at intervals? Or could your quarter really buy you a reasonably safe, secure storage unit for an indefinite time? If so, wouldn’t some large portion or all of the lockers eventually get “locked up” in this way?