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Discussion in 'Stolen Property & Criminality' started by Dawico, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    If you find a piece of lost police property, does the "finders keepers, losers weepers" law still apply?

    Asking for a friend.........

    Note: somewhat asked in jest as the property has been returned but still curious.
     


  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Well, if you KNOW that it is Police property, then the rule does not apply.
     
  3. Bozz10mm

    Bozz10mm TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Lost police property? Like a badge, gun, gun belt, flashlight, taser, cruiser, etc.?
     
  4. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    The item did not have any owner information on it technically. Just a few labels (label maker stickers) to identify which unit number it was, for office cataloging purposes.
     
  5. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    I didn't even know it was police property until I asked a different city official that I thought had dropped it.

    It was a small electronic device that is department supplied.
     
  6. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    I still have pictures of it that are filed in my "get out of jail free card" folder. May be handy someday.
     
  7. majormadmax

    majormadmax TGT Addict

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    Well, my curiosity is certainly aroused!

    But knowingly having a piece of police equipment (even if it's lost) and not returning it is the same as having a personal item of someone and not giving it back to them. How would you feel if it was something you had lost and the person who found it had the same mindset?

    Glad to hear you returned it. That's simply good karma...
     
  8. pronstar

    pronstar Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    I love "asking for a friend" questions LOL
     
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  9. Kar98

    Kar98 Well-Known

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    "I need to know by Friday" questions are better.
     
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  10. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    It was a strange situation but I would always return something if the owner was apparent.

    Will tell the whole story in a bit.
     


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